Analyzing the data for roughly 800 nights between 1998 and 2017 showed a small but significant decline in earthshine.
This close pass is one of nine gravity-assist flybys, maneuvers that use the gravity of celestial bodies to adjust a spacecraft's trajectory, that BepiColombo needs to perform before it can enter its target orbit around the planet.
Happy 2019 to you and your family!! An important fact is - that a kitten starts bonding with people when about 11 - 12 weeks old.
Mia is very curious and comes around while I am sitting and playing with Callie.