The European and Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft made the closest ever measurements of the magnetic field of Mercury above the planet's southern hemisphere as it zoomed past.
The BepiColombo mission captured its first up-close look at the planet Mercury in a flyby, revealing a rocky world covered with craters.
The Mercury-bound probe BepiColombo will take its first look at its target planet tonight from an incredibly close distance of only 124 miles (200 kilometers).
Mercury, Venus and the first-quarter moon — along with the stars Spica and Arcturus — will appear to form a straight line in the evening sky on Sept. 13, 2021.
The tiny planet Mercury will make a close approach to the crescent moon in the evening sky tonight (Sept. 8).
Venus and the bright star Spica will shine in the evening sky tonight (Sept. 5). Mercury is visible, too.
The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft headed to Mercury can be seen flying low above the atmosphere of Venus in a new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday (Aug. 12).
Mercury-bound spacecraft BepiColombo has zoomed past Venus at a distance of only 340 miles, taking a bunch of selfies and a lot of scientific measurements of the planet’s atmosphere.
Venus and Mercury will meet in the evening sky Friday (May 28) for their closest encounter until Nov. 5, 2033.
Mercury may not have shrunk nearly as much as scientists previously thought, potentially solving the mystery posed by the planet's continuing quakes.
Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will form a tight triangle in the sky this Sunday during a rare 'triple conjunction' event.
A spectacular gathering of bright planets will be the chief celestial attraction in the evening sky this weekend as Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury appear to crowd into tight quarters.
BepiColombo captured five eerie recordings as it whizzed past Earth at a speed of 2.159 miles (3.474 kilometers) per second.
As the "evening star" Venus begins to retreat from the evening sky, the tiny planet Mercury prepares to put on a show.
The BepiColombo spacecraft headed for Mercury showed off an epic last view of Earth while zooming away from our planet on Friday and Saturday (April 10 and 11).
A spacecraft bound for Mercury beamed home stunning views of Earth during a crucial flyby conducted early today (April 10).
A spacecraft taking the scenic route to Mercury successfully completed a crucial maneuver on its journey: a precisely choreographed swing past Earth.
The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission will whiz past our planet as the spacecraft continues on its long journey toward Mercury.