October 17, 2021

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We Asked a NASA Scientist: What are Lagrange Points?

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Lagrange points are places around a planet where the pull of its gravity, the Sun’s gravity and the motion of the orbit are balanced. Things at these points take very little energy to stay in place. NASA’s Lucy mission will visit Lagrange points where "Trojan asteroids" have been trapped for billions of years, holding clues to the formation of our solar system. NASA’s Dr. Adriana Ocampo has more.

Learn more about Lagrange Points: https://go.nasa.gov/3jzTNti
All about the Lucy mission: nasa.gov/lucy
All about the James Webb Space Telescope: https://webb.nasa.gov/

Credits: NASA
Producer: Scott Bednar
Producer/Editor: Jessica Wilde

Science News Source: NASA