Lucy takes black and white and color photographs, and uses a diamond cross to illuminate the center light of the asteroids to heat up their heat and create maps of their planet. Gather more dimensions as they fly. This could help scientists to understand how planets are made.
Sarah Dodson-Robinson, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Delaware, says Lucy is able to give a definite time and not just time when the planets were originally made, but that.
“If you can pinpoint where Trojan asteroids were made, then you have information about when Jupiter made them, and you can start asking questions like ‘Where did Jupiter go with the solar system?'” He says. ”
To determine the age of the celestial bodies, the spacecraft will search for craters that may not be larger than a football field.
“[The Trojans] I have never been as close to collisions and crashes as other asteroids around us, “says Dodson-Robinson.
In its 4 billion-mile[4 billion km]journey, Lucy has received three gravitational pull at Earth, which includes using the planet’s gravitational pull to change the direction of the plane’s voyage without damaging its resources. Coralie Adam, Lucy’s chief operating officer, says each push increases the speed of the plane from 200 miles per hour to 11,000 mph.
“If it were not for this Earth’s gravitational pull, it would take five times as much fuel – or three tons of metric – to reach Lucy’s goal, which would hamper the project’s progress,” Adam said at a construction conference on October 14.
Lucy’s mission is set to end in 2033, but some NASA officials are confident that the spacecraft remains intact. “There will be a lot of fuel left in the stadium,” Adam said. “After the final encounter with the binary asteroids, as long as the ship is healthy, we plan to ask NASA to do a longer job and investigate more Trojan.”