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NASA Lucy Mission

Brad Ott
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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2021 8:22 am
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The Mrs. and I watched the launch from our driveway. No clouds, minimal light pollution. Take a look at the mission logo.

Lucy Mission Logo

What's up with the human skeleton in the upper left corner?

Posted : October 17, 2021 6:19 am
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The Lucy mission is named after the fossilized skeleton of an early hominin, or pre-human ancestor, that was found in Ethiopia in 1974 and named “Lucy,” by the team of paleontologists who discovered it.

As the Lucy skeleton was significant to the study of early humans, this mission is hoped to help the understanding of the early solar system.


Posted : October 17, 2021 6:32 am