The BepiColombo spacecraft will be frozen, toasted and exposed to intense radiation on its way to the planet.
As the tides ebb and flow, so does an elusive magnetic signal.
Scientist traces the trajectories of 300,000 stars and found the ones most likely to brush past us in the future.
In a collaboration with Ars Electronica, the space agency will host an arts and science residency.
A new crew is en route to the ISS. NASA TV has coverage of the docking and hatch opening.