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Looking Skyward: The LUCY mission to explore asteroids

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's Lucy will explore the Jupiter Trojan asteroids – thought to be “fossils of planet formation.”

CAI's John Basile talks with astronomer Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about NASA's mission to learn more about eight asteroids.

NASA's 12-year Lucy mission will explore eight asteroids believed left over from the formation of our solar system.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.