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European-Japanese space probe flies by Mercury for the first time

A European-Japanese space mission had its first encounter with Mercury, the innermost planet of the Solar System on Friday. The BepiColombo probe raced over the surface of the planet at an altitude of just 200km with a velocity in excess of 50km/s. During the flyby, BepiColombo collected science data and images, and it should be […]

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Solar Orbiter probe spots eruptions on the Sun

Europe’s Solar Orbiter mission that is exploring the inner regions of the sun and the heliosphere from a near-sun orbit has spotted eruptions on the Sun. These eruptions were detected by multiple instruments on the spacecraft during a close flyby of the sun, which is called a perihelion, on February 10. This flyby brought the […]