Lucy the Asteroid Space Probe

This article is intended for young kids (or the young at heart). We will discuss Lucy and her mission and then do some basic experiments with play-dough so your budding scientists can get hands on.

illustration of Lucy spacecraft

Credit: Southwest Research Institute

Lucy is a space probe created by NASA to study asteroids. She will visit one asteroid in the inner asteroid belt that exists between Mars and Jupiter and seven asteroids trapped in the same orbit as Jupiter. The asteroids the share … Read the rest “Lucy the Asteroid Space Probe”