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NASA's Lucy Has A Problem: Solar Panel Failure Threatens To Derail Asteroid Exploration

NASA launched the Lucy spacecraft in full PR mode inviting international press and promoting the mission as revolutionary to understanding the solar origins. Unfortunately, a day after a successful launch, Lucy had problems. NASA named the craft Lucy in honor of the famous fossilized human ancestor. The mission’s primary focus is to better better understand the solar system's formation by studying Trojan asteroids.

NASA has experience with ambitious projects that require expensive technology and missions that do not always go as planned. For example, when the Hubble telescope was launched, astronauts had to fly to it and fix its defective mirrors. Recently, NASA has had its share of failures on Mars. NASA admitted defeat on its Insight Lander—a probe that could not penetrate the Red Planet's rocky surface.

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