Nasa sends Lucy probe on 12-year mission to explore asteroids around Jupiter

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Published on 16 Oct 2021, 14:01
Nasa has sent a spacecraft deep into the solar system to explore eight asteroids clustered around Jupiter.

The uncrewed spacecraft, called Lucy, launched from Cape Canaveral on a mission that is expected to take 12 years.

An Atlas V rocket blasted off before dawn, sending Lucy on a roundabout orbital journey spanning nearly 4 billion miles (6.3 billion kilometers). 

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