langue fr NASA - 07/10/2021

We Asked a NASA Scientist: What are Lagrange Points?

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. NASAs 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. NASAs Dr. Adriana Ocampo has more.

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