Just Passing By

On 10 April, the ESA BepiColumbo spacecraft flew by Earth during a gravity assist maneouver on its way to Mercury. This 360-degree VR simulation of the flyby  takes you on a trip past Earth at the distance of only 12,700 km. The simulation displays the fields of view a pair of BepiColombo’s science instruments (MERTIS and PHEBUS) and two of its three MCAM selfie cameras.

Video Credit: ESA