Europe and Japan are set to launch their joint mission to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
According to reports, the two partners have each contributed a probe to be dispatched on an Ariane rocket from French Guiana.
The duo, together known as BepiColombo, are bolted to one another for the seven-year cruise to their destination, and will separate once they arrive.
It’s hoped their parallel observations can finally resolve some of the many puzzles about the hot, oddball planet.
Source: Radio Pakistan