In space, no-one can hear you sneeze.
While we’ve been pre-occupied with medical matters other science continues. The BepiColombo probe swung by us in a gravity assist manoeuvre on its way to Mercury, capturing some cool views on the way:
I love views from space…
Earth rotates as BepiColombo flies by
Apr 12, 2020
As the ESA’s BepiColombo probe flew past Earth on its gravity assist slingshot to Mercury it took some photographs. I lined up the Earth part and size adjusted them to make this view of Earth rotating in space.
Original imagery and more information here sci.esa.int/web/bepicolombo/-…