Europe’s BepiColombo spacecraft is scheduled to fly close to Mercury today, snaps

Europe’s Mercury probe BepiColombo will take a close look at its target planet on Monday (June 19) and we can expect some exciting new images to reach Earth soon after.

The flyby will be BepiColombois a third of mercury and will see the spacecraft fly by the planet at a very close range of just 147 miles (236 kilometers) at 3:34 p.m. EDT (1934 GMT). That’s closer than the probe’s two orbiters will orbit during the main mission.

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