Flying By Mercury

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft flew by Mercury’s night side on 19 June. The first part of the video was assembled from 217 images captured by one of BepiColombo’s monitoring cameras. The sequence begins at 19:46:25 UTC on 19 June, 2023, about 1,800 km above the planet’s surface, and it ends at 20:34:25 UTC on 20 June, 2023, when BepiColombo was just over 330,000 km away.The second part cuts to a flyover of a special region of interest, rotating around features such as the 600 km-long Beagle Rupes curved escarpment and the 218 km-wide Manley Crater.

Video Credit: ESA

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