Mercury Shows Craters in Stunning Close Flyby Images

Mercury Shows Craters in Stunning Close Flyby Images

The second close flyby of Mercury by a spacecraft on Thursday June 23 yielded a stunning series of close-ups of the planet’s craters and volcanic regions.

The BepiColombo mission, a joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), approached just 200 kilometers from Mercury’s crater-strewn surface.

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