Lucy

Finding The Age Of A Contact Binary “Moon”

There are millions of asteroids floating around the solar system. With so many of them, it should be no surprise…

2 months ago

Dinkinesh's Moonlet is Only 2-3 Million Years Old

Last November, NASA's Lucy mission conducted a flyby of the asteroid Dinkinish, one of the Main Belt asteroids it will…

3 months ago

The New Asteroid Moon Discovered by Lucy Just Got its Own Name

When NASA's Lucy mission flew past asteroid Dinkinesh on November 1, 2023, it made the surprising discovery the asteroid had…

8 months ago

Arrokoth is Covered in Bizarre Mounds

When New Horizons flew past Arrokoth in 2019, it revealed close-up images of this enigmatic Kuiper Belt Object for the…

10 months ago

Lucy Has its First Asteroid Target in the Crosshairs

NASA's Lucy spacecraft launched almost one year ago, in October of 2021. Its journey is an ambitious one, and long.…

10 months ago

Lucy Adds Another Asteroid to its Flyby List

In October 2021, NASA launched its ambitious Lucy mission. Its targets are asteroids, two in the main belt and eight…

1 year ago

Lucy Took This Picture of Earth as it was Making its Gravity Assist Maneuver

We may take it for granted, but every day we receive picture postcards from the robotic travelers we have sent…

2 years ago

NASA is Ready to try and fix Lucy’s Unlatched Solar Panel

NASA's Lucy spacecraft, currently on its way to the outer Solar System to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, has a solar…

2 years ago

Astronomers Lined up Under an Asteroid’s Shadow to Measure its Size Precisely

Astronomers will go to great lengths for science. Recently, dozens of astronomers had the misfortune of traveling to one of…

2 years ago

Uh oh, one of Lucy’s Solar Arrays Hasn’t Latched Properly

As we’re fond of saying here at UT, space exploration is hard. Many things can go wrong when launching thousands…

3 years ago