Lucy Mission

Lucy Mission is the first space mission to study the Trojans asteroids. Its name originated from the fossilized human ancestor Lucy, whose remains provided unique insights into humanity’s evolution. The mission will be launched in October this year by NASA.
The probe intends to complete a 12-year journey to 8 different asteroids – a Main Belt asteroid and seven Trojans. It will explore the clusters of Trojans and provide the first-ever close-up view of all three major types of Trojan asteroids (C-, P- and D-types). It will help in the better understanding of the diversity of the primordial bodies that created the planets in Solar System.


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