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Star Chasers of Senegal

A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to the Trojans, a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth thought to hold important clues about the origins of our solar system. Just hours before, in Senegal, West Africa, a team of scientists sets out to capture extraordinarily precise observations vital to the success of the Lucy mission.

Star Chasers of Senegal

53m 20s

A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to the Trojans, a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth thought to hold important clues about the origins of our solar system. Just hours before, in Senegal, West Africa, a team of scientists sets out to capture extraordinarily precise observations vital to the success of the Lucy mission.

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    Star Chasers of Senegal Preview

    S50 E2 - 27s

    A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to the Trojans, a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth thought to hold important clues about the origins of our solar system. Just hours before, in Senegal, West Africa, a team of scientists sets out to capture extraordinarily precise observations vital to the success of the Lucy mission.

  • These Ancient Stones Helped Track the Seasons: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    These Ancient Stones Helped Track the Seasons

    S50 E2 - 2m 57s

    Along the river Gambia in Senegal, there are more than a thousand stone circles. The people who placed these stones would have observed how the locations of sunrise and sunset varied over the year.

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