Trojan Asteroids: Understanding the Past to Explore the Future

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By Pamela Gay, Dr. Pamela Gay, and Annie Wilson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Just how were the Trojan asteroids in orbit with Jupiter discovered? And how were they named? We take a look back at these objects as we get closer to the launch of the Lucy spacecraft. Plus, a cluster of galaxies, a meteoroid explosion at Jupiter, seafloor microbes, wildfires, and an interview with Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today and co-host of Astronomy Cast.

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