Lucy go to trojan asteroids
Breaking news! One of NASA's great asteroid exploration missions (Lucy) will be launched today, October 16, 2021. Lucy will study asteroids near the planet Jupiter. These asteroids are also called Trojan asteroids and are believed to have remained on them since the creation of the Solar System. If this is the case and the Lucy spacecraft can get there, there is a good chance we will make new discoveries and find out much more about how the Solar System was created.
This would help us understand how our planet was created, and through this, we could really know what we live on and what could happen to it in the future and in the present.
The Lucy spacecraft will begin its long and hopeful journey from the Cape Canaveral space force base at 5:34 a.m. EDT. And at 5 p.m. EDT, NASA will come live with some explanations and information before launch.
More about mission:
The ship is named "Lucy" and was programmed to explore what are known as "Trojan" asteroids. What exactly are these celestial objects? These are celestial bodies orbiting the Sun, sometimes referred to as "children of Jupiter". They are nicknamed that, because some are behind Jupiter and others in front of it, so they are all close to Jupiter. And why are they so important to us? When you see them, they are not very spectacular celestial objects on the outside, but instead they are on the inside. Don't think that they contain gold or other precious metals, no, they contain fossil remains or other things since the Solar System was formed, so if we could study them, we would certainly better understand the creation of the Solar System. It will be a United Launch Alliance Atlas V missile and will be launched, like most ships, from Florida (October 16, 2021).
NASA named it Lucy, after the human skeleton "Lucy" which was found in Ethiopia in 1974 by a paleontologist named Donald Johanson and who is 3.2 million years old. Lucy will be considered a space probe and will explore asteroids for millions of years, first orbiting the Sun 6 times, and then continuing its motion for millions of years. Like all ships that spend a lot of space, it will have a board, for example like Pioneer 10 and 11. Not to mention De Voyeger 1 and 2 which also have boards, but they have gold. Thus, NASA hopes that the people of the future who will be clearly more developed than us, will find the spaceship with all the famous names on it and keep this "ancient" object since humanity scared the first apses into space.
Succes NASA and Lucy!
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen
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