An observing campaign led by the Lucy Mission ground crew with amateur astronomers succeeded in detecting a satellite around the Trojan asteroid. Jupiter Polymen.

The observation, whose purpose was to measure the parameters of Polymene such as size, position and shape, was met with astonishment. The data showed that Polymene was accompanied by another celestial body.

Data analysis showed that Polymene is about 27 kilometers wide on its major axis, and that its moon, 200 kilometers away, would be about 5 kilometers in diameter.

Polymen is part of a group of asteroids called the Trojan asteroids that orbit the planet Jupiter. They are Mission Lucy’s target.

The probe will visit Jupiter's seven major Trojan asteroids.

Launched in 2021, the mission will visit Jupiter’s seven major Trojan asteroids and its journey is expected to take 12 years. The probe is named in honor of Lucy, the first fossilized ancestor to provide clues about human evolution.

And just as Lucy sheds light on human evolution, researchers hope the mission of the same name may clear doubts about the formation of planets and the entire universe.

Source: Tec Mundo

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