BepiColombo captures the beautiful view of Mercury’s rich geological landscape 

BepiColombo is a joint mission from the European Space Agency and Japanese space agency JAXA

The spacecraft's final destination is Mercury orbit, but it has to get there the long way through a series of flybys.

The spacecraft went in for a flyby on 23rd June and sent back an amazing new view of Mercury's crater-filled surface.

 June 23, 2022 | Mercury in these images from the BepiColombo spacecraft.

This was BepiColombo's second Mercury flyby out of six scheduled for that planet.

The mission previously zipped by Venus and sent back some fascinating images in late 2020.

These new Mercury images came from when the spacecraft was about 570 miles (920 kilometers) from Mercury's surface.


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