Planets and Moons  ID: 14054

Chasing an Asteroid's Shadow

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.

For More Information

http://nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/watching-the-blink-of-a-star-to-size-up-asteroids-for-nasa-s-lucy-mission


Credits

James Tralie (ADNET):
Lead Producer
Lead Animator
Lead Editor
Narrator

Lonnie Shekhtman (ADNET):
Writer

Allison Gasparini (NASA Intern):
Writer

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Lucy

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Occultation
SVS >> Lucy