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Hal Levison

Lucy Mission Principal Investigator, Southwest Research Institute

Hal Levison, Lucy Mission Principal Investigator, SouthWest Research Institute

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Leaders of the Lucy asteroid mission

Principal investigator Hal Levison and colleagues prepare us for the launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft in an exclusive interview.

Lucy in the Sky With Asteroids

A rare alignment of planets and other objects will enable the solar-powered Lucy spacecraft to examine seven asteroids, six of which are among the thousands of Trojan asteroids that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter. The mission team, include Hal Levison, Cathy Olkin and Mike Sekerak, hope to unlock secrets of our solar system’s origin through these ancient artifacts.

The Sun - Thief of Comets

The Sun - Thief of Comets