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Watch live as Nasa's asteroid exploration mission Lucy launches in Florida

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Watch live as Nasa's asteroid exploration mission Lucy launches in Florida

Nasa’s Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroid belts is lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday (16 October), as it seeks to explore a swarm of asteroids that orbit the Sun near the gas giant Jupiter.

The Lucy mission marks the most extensive asteroid exploration by Nasa to date – and hopes to gather data that will offer new insights into the early formation of the solar system.

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