BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

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

   

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