A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Poised For Mission To Mercury

The European Space Agency’s BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Image credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington via AP)


Source: npr
A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Poised For Mission To Mercury