BepiColombo’s third Mercury flyby 🛰️ #shorts


Watch Mercury appear from the shadows as the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft sped by the planet’s night side during its 19 June 2023 close flyby, and enjoy a special flyover of geologically rich terrain.

Image: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO; Music composed by ILĀ. Shape from shading processing and animation (using Unity) by K. Wohlfarth and M. Tenthoff (TU Dortmund), based on techniques described by Tenthoff et al. (2020) and Domingue et al. (2015) with a global terrain model from Becker et al. (2016).

Music: Tim Garland – Moonlight Mystery

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  1. Congratulations, ESA!
    I've got a good idea for a mission: send a probe 🛰 to Mars or Venus carrying microscopic living things 🦠🧫 and what do they need to live to see if they can survive a long journey to another planet. Maybe the probe can come back with gravity assists to better analyze the little test subjects.
    The probe should contain:
    -2+ microscopes
    -Solar panels
    -Protection against radiation
    -(Maybe) sea monkey eggs
    (Sorry if my english is bad)

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