A European-Japanese BepiColombo probe headed to Mercury zoomed previous Venus on Tuesday (Aug 10), beaming back selfies as well as various other dimensions that may disclose brand-new realities concerning the over cast world’s environment.

The European Space Agency (ESA), which coordinates on this objective with the Japan Aerospace Expedition Company (JAXA), released the first Venus flyby image, taken quickly after BepiColombo’s closest method to the world, on Tuesday night (Aug. 10). Throughout the experience, the probe whized within 340 miles (552 kilometers) of Venus. A lot more pictures are anticipated to comply with, ESA has actually claimed.