. NASA spacecraft “Lucy” embarks on mission to explore asteroids « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Axios – A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasted into the sky on Saturday morning on a 12-year mission to investigate eight asteroids. Lucy’s journey will span nearly 4 billion miles and is the first rocket to explore the asteroids around Jupiter.

Seven of the unknown rocks are among asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, which are believed to be remnants of planetary formation. The spacecraft also carried lab-grown diamonds for its science instruments, per AP.

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