The mission - named Lucy - will for the first time explore Trojan asteroids that share an orbit with the planet Jupiter.
On Wednesday and Thursday, 11 and 12 August, the Perseid meteors will perform in full glory.
To back their claims, researchers used data from seven US and Soviet probes and one orbiter mission from late 1970s and early 1980s.
Instead, NASA chose two mission to Venus missions — Davinci and Veritas, awarding it US$500 million.
Scientists think it is composed mainly of iron and nickel and the spacecraft is supposed to launch by August 2022.
The observation is from a 17 millisecond snapshot in time, and researchers aren't sure what happened to the bright flash outside that time frame.
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These long-period comets take about 200 years to orbit the Sun and we can expect similar impacts every 250 million to 750 million years.
Google says that the simultaneous sighting of the two planets has not been seen for almost 800 years.
The best viewing conditions will be near the equator, and the further north one views from, the shorter the occurrence will appear before sinking below the horizon.
According to researchers, the most star arch structures are linked to Jupiter and its gravitational force.
Apart from a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on 21 December, 30 December will also see a full moon.
Between 16 and 25 December, Jupiter and Saturn will be separated by less than the diameter of a full moon.
Most of the observations using a spectrometer on a moon-like Europa are taken using sunlight, however, the latest results show how Europa would look in the dark.
Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.
Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.
Jupiter has nearly 80 moons, including Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which are the four largest.
If proven true, researchers predict that any asymmetry in craters and thickness of the ice shell measured by satellites could be partially inaccurate.
Launched on 5 August 2011, the solar power-driven Juno spacecraft arrived at the largest planet in our solar system on 4 July 2016.
On 26 December 2019, when it was just 62,000 miles away from the planet, JIRAM clicked 300 infrared images during its closest approach.
The first space rock that the scientists discovered was the asteroid 514107 Ka'epaoka'awela which means 'mischievous opposite-moving companion of Jupiter.'