March 22, 2012 17:02
Mercury has always been a mystery to scientists. The proximity of the planet to the Sun, seriously hampering observation of it. But soon this mysterious planet has sent several spacecraft. Among them — the European mission BepiColombo. It will not only allow for a fresh look at Mercury, but also help understand the process of the formation of other rocky planets in our solar system, and possibly the planets that orbit distant stars. This video was submitted by the European Space Agency and Euronews.