Aug 11, 2021

Mercury-bound spacecraft snaps selfie with Venus in close flyby (photo)

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The Venus flyby provided an opportunity to test BepiColombo’s instruments ahead of its first encounter with destination planet Mercury.

Mercury-bound spacecraft BepiColombo has zoomed past Venus at a distance of only 340 miles, taking a bunch of selfies and a lot of scientific measurements that might shed new light on the mysteries of the planet’s atmosphere.

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