Lucy

Lucy is off to Visit Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA's Lucy spacecraft is on its way. The spacecraft was launched into space on Saturday, October 16th on an Atlas…

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NASA’s Mission to Visit 8 Asteroids, Lucy, Launches on October 16th

An early morning launch is planned for the Lucy spacecraft, the first space mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Tomorrow,…

4 days ago

Trojan Mission Lucy Tested its Solar Panels for the First Time. Those Things are Huge

Space missions often have to go where the sun don’t shine. Or at least where it shines very faintly.  That…

6 months ago

Jupiter has Added a Comet to its Trojan Collection

Jupiter is notorious for capturing objects that venture too close to the gas giant and its enormous pull of gravity.…

8 months ago

Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids Offer Surprises Even Before NASA’s Lucy Mission has a Chance to Visit Them.

A new study out this month suggests that Jupiter's Trojan asteroids may be more peculiar than previously thought. The Trojan…

8 months ago

NASA Announces Missions to Explore Early Solar System

NASA has announced the two missions that will make up Discovery 13 and 14, both of which are robotic missions…

5 years ago

Surveying the “Fossils of Planet Formation”: The Lucy Mission

In February of 2014, NASA's Discovery Program put out the call for mission proposals, one or two of which will…

6 years ago