European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo captures images of Mercury

The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft has sent back its first images of Mercury, the nearest planet to the Sun, the European Space Agency said on Saturday.The images were obtained almost three years after the unmanned mission canal was launched aboard an Ariane 5 Rocket.The cameras attached the BepiColombo provided black-and-white images, the ESA said in a statement.But as the spacecraft arrived on the night side of the planet, conditions were “not ideal” for taking images at its…

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