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NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

16/10/2021 04:11 PM | Click to read full article

NASA embarked on a 12-year mission to study a group of asteroids on Saturday with the launch of Lucy, a robotic explorer that will meander through the unexplored caverns of deep space to find new clues about the creation of our solar system.

There, two swarms of asteroids known as the Trojans have hid for billions of years, leftover debris from the solar system’s early formation.