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Hide and seek: How NASA’s Lucy mission team discovered Eurybates’ satellite – Phys.org

On Jan. 9, 2020, NASA’s Lucy mission officially announced that it would be visiting not seven, but eight asteroids. As it turns out, Eurybates, one of the asteroids…

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On Jan. 9, 2020, NASA’s Lucy mission officially announced that it would be visiting not seven, but eight asteroids. As it turns out, Eurybates, one of the asteroids along Lucy’s path, has a small satellite.
Though searching for satellites is one of the mission’s central goals, finding these tiny worlds before Lucy is launched gives the team the opportunity to investigate their orbits and plan for more detailed follow-up observations with the spacecraft. Without searching for these asteroid companions…

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