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PublishDate: Sunday, October 17, 2021 09:25

NASA probe will study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system’s outer planets. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Afgahn Voice Agency (AVA)_ launched a new space probe on Saturday (October 16) morning in a special 12-year mission designed to visit more asteroids than ever before.

It focuses on the , which are two large clumps of space rocks orbiting the sun. One floats ahead of and the other behind it.

Scientists believe the rocks are leftovers from the formation of our solar system.

The probe is called “Lucy” and NASA hopes it will help us learn more about our solar system’s history.

The asteroids are also rich in carbon compounds, and may provide insights into andlife on Earth.


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