Europe’s PebiColumbo spacecraft will fly by Mercury today, taking pictures

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

There will be a flyby BepicolomboThe third of Mercury The spacecraft will make a closest approach of 147 miles (236 kilometers) at 3:34 pm EDT (1934 GMT). This is closer than the probe’s two orbiters will orbit during the main mission.

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