A NASA probe has boldly gone where no spacecraft has gone before by flying to within a record distance of the sun. Less than three months after lift-off, the Parker Solar Probe has managed to get within 15 million miles of the surface of the star. As far away as that sounds (approximately 600 trips around the world), it is the closest any vessel has ever gotten to the sun.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are taking their fight for custody of their children to court. A trial is set to begin on December 4, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Jolie and Pitt separated in September 2016 after two years of marriage and filed for divorce shortly after.
Earth’s moon may not be alone. After more than half a century of speculation and controversy, Hungarian astronomers and physicists say they have finally confirmed the existence of two Earth-orbiting “moons” entirely made of dust. As they describe in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the team managed to capture snapshots of the mysterious clouds lurking just 250,000 miles away, roughly the same distance as the moon.