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Saturday start for NASA's Lucy probe on its 12-year quest to map Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

Richard 12 Silver badge
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Re: Near Jupiter?

The main reason for going there is that the Jupiter L4/5 don't attract objects.

Nothing enters or leaves those zones. It's not possible for new things to get captured, or those already captured to leave - aside from via collisions.

So everything there has been there for a very long time, which makes them very, very interesting.

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