A rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft soars through a cloud as it lifts off from Florida, US, on Saturday. Lucy will observe Trojan asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter. Photo: AP
A rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft soars through a cloud as it lifts off from Florida, US, on Saturday. Lucy will observe Trojan asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter. Photo: AP
Space

Nasa launches ‘Lucy’ to explore Jupiter asteroids, learn about solar system

  • 12-year mission first to study Trojans, huge rocky objects orbiting the sun, the ‘fossils’ of planet formation
  • Could shed more light on how Earth came to be formed, say scientists

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A rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft soars through a cloud as it lifts off from Florida, US, on Saturday. Lucy will observe Trojan asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter. Photo: AP
A rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft soars through a cloud as it lifts off from Florida, US, on Saturday. Lucy will observe Trojan asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter. Photo: AP
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