NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds


NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft on a twelve year quest to explore some of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids one of the atlas five rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday morning submission is the first to aim for the thousands of not millions of asteroids that share Jupiter's expansive orbit around the sun scientists believe the Trojan asteroids may hold clues about the formation of our solar system they named Lucy after the three point two million year old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia which was in turn named after the Beatles song Lucy in the sky with diamonds in a pre recorded video for NASA Ringo Starr paid tribute to John Lennon Johnny will love that I'm Julie Walker

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