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 humanityâ€™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 â€“ 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.