BepiColombo: Unveiling Mercury

The researchers of UnivEarthS team I6 : From dust to planets actively participated in the preparation of the Bepi Columbo mission, to study the interior of Mercury through the theme “Differentiation, inner structure and geological evolution of terrestrial planets”.

To learn more about the mission, CNES is organizing a “Space Tuesday”:

November 20, 2018 – BepiColombo: Unveiling Mercury

Launched in October 2018, the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission aims to carry out a detailed study of Mercury. After 7 years of travel, the probe will drop two orbiters: MPO which will study the surface and structure of the planet and MMO which will analyze the magnetosphere and its interaction with the solar wind. This mission will allow us to better understand the planet closest to the sun, whose temperature at the equator is 430°C, while at its poles it can drop to -180°.

The speakers: Francis Rocard and Yves Langevin

The CNES, in partnership with the Bar des Sciences association, organizes Tuesdays in space, evenings open to everyone, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They will take place at the Café du Pont Neuf in Paris from October to December 2018 (free admission).