The launch of the American spacecraft is reported on the NASA Twitter account.

💎 Lucy in the sky!

Our #LucyMission lifted off at 5:34 am ET (9:34 UTC).

- NASA (@NASA) October 16, 2021

Scientists believe that this mission will reveal the secrets of the origin of the solar system, since asteroids are fossils of the material from which it was created.

By now, the space probe has already entered the interplanetary trajectory.

In July, Russian astrophysicists discovered a new comet in the Oort cloud beyond Jupiter's orbit.

It was named C / 2021 K2 (MASTER).