NASA’s Lucy to Visit Eight Asteroids Written 15 October 2021


Depiction of NASA's Lucy mission. | NASA

The AP reports that NASA “is set to launch a series of spacecraft to visit and even bash some of the solar system’s most enticing space rocks.” The Lucy probe is to launch this weekend “on a 12-year cruise to swarms of asteroids out near Jupiter – unexplored time capsules from the dawn of the solar system.” A month later, the Dart impactor will strike a double-asteroid’s moonlet in an attempt to change its orbit.
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