Mercury shows off craters in amazing pictures from close flyby

A spacecraft’s second close flyby of Mercury Thursday (June 23) gave a stunning set of close-ups of the planet’s craters and volcanic regions.

The BepiColombo mission, a joint project by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), got within only 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Mercury’s crater-strewn surface.

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