Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes superclose flyby (video)

Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes superclose flyby (video)

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. 

BepiColombo, a joint mission of ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is currently on a seven-year cruise through the inner solar system, using 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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