Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes close flyby

Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes close flyby


A new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday (June 27) shows the crater-riddled surface of the solar system’s smallest planet Mercury as captured during a super close flyby of the BepiColombo spacecraft.

BepiColomboa joint mission of ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is currently on a seven-year cruise through the inner solar systemusing the gravity of planets including Mercury, Venus and Earth to slow down so that it can enter Mercury‘s orbit in 2025.





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