Chasing an Asteroid's Shadow

  • Released Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • ID: 14054

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

Music is "No Lights" from Claude Samard of Universal Production Music.

Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.

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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