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Watch Mercury pass by as the BepiColombo spacecraft performs a close flyby

A new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday June 27 shows the crater-riddled surface of the smallest planet in the solar system, Mercury, captured during a very close flyby by the BepiColombo spacecraft.

BepiColomboa joint mission of ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is currently on a seven-year cruise through the interior solar systemusing the gravity of the planets including Mercury, Venus and Earth slow down so he can get in Mercurythe orbit of 2025.

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