Lucy Diluncurkan untuk Pelajari Asteroid Trojan

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Lucy Diluncurkan untuk Pelajari Asteroid Trojan

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Minggu, 17 Okt 2021 15:14 WIB

Florida - NASA meluncurkan pesawat ruang angkasa Lucy. Dalam misi 12 tahun, Lucy akan mempelajari asteroid Trojan Jupiter dan mengumpulkan pengetahuan tentang tata surya.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Lucy menjadi pesawat ruang angkasa bertenaga surya pertama yang menjelajah begitu jauh dari matahari dan mengamati lebih banyak asteroid.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Roket Atlat V digunakan untuk mendorong pesawat tersebut lepas landas dari Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, Sabtu (16/10).
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Lucy akan mempelajari asteroid Trojan Jupiter dan mengumpulkan pengetahuan baru tentang pembentukan tata surya.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Pada perjalanan tahun 2025, Lucy akan bertemu dengan asteroid Donaldjhanson di sabuk utama antara Mars dan Jupiter. Kemudian antara tahun 2027 dan 2033, pesawat itu akan bertemu dengan tujuh asteroid Trojan.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Para ilmuan percaya bahwa asteroid Trojan menyimpan petunjuk penting tentang bagian planet-planet dalam sistem tata surya.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Penamaan Lucy berasal dari kerangka fosil manusia yang ditemukan di Ethiopia pada 1974. Kerangka fosil Lucy memberikan wawasan penting mengenai evolusi manusia.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
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