NASA's Lucy asteroid target gets a name

The first asteroid to be visited by NASA's Lucy mission now has a name. The International Astronomical Union has approved the name (152830) Dinkinesh for the tiny main belt asteroid that the Lucy spacecraft will encounter ...

Lucy spacecraft set to encounter new asteroid target

NASA's Lucy spacecraft will add another asteroid encounter to its 4-billion-mile journey. On Nov. 1, 2023, the Southwest Research Institute-led Lucy mission will get a close-up view of a small main belt asteroid to conduct ...

Images: NASA's Lucy spacecraft provides new views of the moon

NASA's Lucy spacecraft captured this image of the moon's surface on Oct 16, 2022, about 6.5 hours after it flew by the Earth for its first of three gravity assists. The image was taken while Lucy was between the Earth and ...

NASA's Lucy spacecraft prepares to swing by Earth

On Oct. 16, at 7:04 a.m. EDT, NASA's Lucy spacecraft, the first mission to the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, will skim the Earth's atmosphere, passing a mere 220 miles (350 kilometers) above the surface. By swinging past Earth ...

NASA's Lucy team discovers moon around asteroid Polymele

Even before its launch, NASA's Lucy mission was already on track to break records by visiting more asteroids than any previous mission. Now, after a surprise result from a long-running observation campaign, the mission can ...

French co-discoverer of 'Lucy' dies at 87

French paleontologist Yves Coppens, credited with the co-discovery of the famous fossil find known as "Lucy", died on Wednesday aged 87 after a long illness, his publisher said.

NASA Lucy mission observes a total lunar eclipse

The NASA Lucy mission, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Hal Levison of Southwest Research Institute, successfully observed the May 2022 total lunar eclipse from a unique vantage point 64 million miles (100 million km) from ...

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