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BepiColombo returns first images
One of the first images to be returned to Earth by the Mercury-bound BepiColombo mission, this view captured by one of three monitoring cameras shows the craft's extended solar array on the right and a sensor in the bottom-left corner. The monitoring cameras will be used on various occasions during the cruise phase, notably during the flybys of Earth, Venus and Mercury. A much higher-resolution scientific camera will be deployed once the mission has arrived in orbit around Mercury. Photo: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.
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