Watch Mercury roll by as the BepiColombo probe makes a close flyby

New video released on Monday (June 27) by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the cratered surface of the Solar System’s smallest planet, Mercury, captured during a super-close flyby by the BepiColombo spacecraft.

BepiColomboa joint ESA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission, is currently on a seven-year journey through the interior solar systemusing the gravity of planets including Mercury, Venus and Earth to slow down so it can happen mercuryorbit in 2025.