Professor David Rothery spoke at TEDxLondon in July 2018, talking about the upcoming BepiColombo mission, Europe’s first mission to Mercury. Setting off in October 2018, the mission will take seven years to reach its destination, with the spacecraft completing a complex trajectory to reach the planet before examining its surface and magnetic field in detail.
In the talk, Professor Rothery discusses why Mercury is a puzzle that has left scientists mystified, and outlines what the mission hopes to achieve.
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