Chasing an Asteroid's Shadow

  • Released Thursday, December 16, 2021
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On October 20th, 2021, dozens of astronomers observed an occulation to gather data in support of NASA's Lucy Mission to the Trojan Asteroids.

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Observing occultations from Earth is one of the tools scientists have for gathering precise information about the size and shape of Lucy’s target destinations, known as “Trojan” asteroids.

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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT.


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