Venus as seen from BepiColombo

The joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo probe has successfully completed the first of two scheduled flybys of Venus. At 03:58 GMT (05:58 am CEST) today, the robotic spacecraft came to within 10,720 km (6,661 miles) of the planet's surface in a slingshot maneuver as part of its seven-year journey to Mercury.

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