Nasa mission to seek out Solar System ‘fossils’ – BBC News

A spacecraft has launched from Cape Canaveral on a mission to uncover “the fossils” of the Solar System.

The Lucy probe will head out to the orbit of Jupiter to study two groups of asteroids that run in swarms ahead of, and behind, the gas giant.

Nasa scientists say the objects are leftovers from the formation of the planets.

As such, these trojans, as they’re known, hold important clues about the early evolution of the Solar System.

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