NASA prepares to study asteroids

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NASA’s Lucy spacecraft with its housing is seen at the AstroTech facility Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Titusville, Fla. The spacecraft is schedule to launch on Oct. 16 aboard an Atlas V rocket. It will be first space mission to explore a diverse population of small bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


NASA is set to launch an ambitious journey to study asteroids.

The 12-year mission known as Lucy aims to provide insight into the origins of the solar system billions of years ago.