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The BepiColombo Mission To Mercury is Losing Power

BepiColombo is a joint ESA/JAXA mission to Mercury. It was launched in 2018 on a complex trajectory to the Solar…

2 months ago

The Solar Wind is Stripping Oxygen and Carbon Away From Venus

The BepiColombo mission, a joint effort between JAXA and the ESA, was only the second (and most advanced) mission to…

3 months ago

The Solar Wind Whistles as it Passes Mercury

The Mercury , part of the BepiColombo International Mercury Exploration Project, has revealed some interesting things about Mercury's magnetosphere.

9 months ago

The Final Flight of Ariane 5 Means That Europe is Out of Rockets

The ESA's Ariane 5 rocket just conducted its last launch to space.

1 year ago

BepiColombo’s Second Mercury Flyby

BepiColombo's stunning close pass by Mercury on Thursday provides a prelude of what’s to come.

2 years ago

BepiColombo’s First Pictures of Mercury

BepiColombo recently had its first close flyby of Mercury, its eventual mission target, and got to snap some pictures to…

3 years ago

BepiColombo Meets Mercury for the First Time on October 1

BepiColombo made a quick visit to Venus in August and is on to its next rendezvous. On October 1st it'll…

3 years ago

It’s Time to Send a Lander to Mercury

So much in the astronomy community revolves around the decadal survey.  Teams of dozens of scientists put hundreds of hours…

3 years ago

Who was Giuseppe ‘Bepi’ Colombo and why Does he Have a Spacecraft Named After him?

Astronomers have an excellent habit of naming large projects after deserving contributors to their field.  From Nancy Grace Roman to…

3 years ago

Two Spacecraft are Flying Past Venus, Just 33 Hours Apart

When Longfellow wrote about “ships passing in the night” back in 1863, he probably wasn’t thinking about satellites passing near…

3 years ago