Galileo

mirror mirror

Watch the Casting of a Giant Mirror for the First Extremely Large Telescope

A look inside the Mirror Lab, where astronomers go when they need some serious glass.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.4.17
nasa

The Nine Space Gadgets NASA’s Juno Orbiter Is Using to Study Jupiter

Magnetometers, cameras, and spectrographs, oh my!
Becky Ferreira
7.5.16
nasa

Lost Satellites Will Help Test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

Two of the ESA's Galileo positioning satellites wound up in the wrong orbit, but it's not all for naught.
Michael Byrne
11.19.15
security

Here Are All the Sketchy Government Agencies Buying Hacking Team's Spy Tech

From the FBI to the government of Sudan.
Janus Kopfstein
7.6.15
crime

Hacking Team Founder: Hey FBI, We Can Help You Crack the Dark Web

“Just rely on us,” founder says in a mailing list.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.2.15
News

How NASA's Going to Look For Life on Europa

Jupiter's moon Europa is often on the top of lists of "places beyond Earth to look for life."
Ben Richmond
5.26.15
News

The DEA Has Been Secretly Buying Hacking Tools From an Italian Company

Documents reveal the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Army have been patronizing Hacking Team via a reseller.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.15
Space

It's Hard Out There for a Wayward Navigation Satellite

One of Europe's Galileo satellites has been nudged into a better wrong orbit than the one it got lost in.
Victoria Turk
12.3.14
Space

Europe's Newest Global Positioning Satellites Are in the Wrong Positions

The ESA finds itself with an unfortunate salvage mission.
Amy Shira Teitel
8.30.14
Motherboard Blog

379 Years Ago, Galileo Went Before the Inquisition (and Science Is Still On Trial)

It started with the telescope --for Galileo, at least. A couple of lenses together in alignment -- an idea devised in the first years of the 16th century -- allowed the astronomer and mathematician Galileo to stare at the face of the Moon, noting that...
Michael Byrne
2.13.12
Motherboard Blog

396 Years Ago Today, the Church Told Galileo To Step Off

In the early 1600s, Galileo was not a very awesome guy in the eyes of the all-powerful Catholic Church. His theory--or the theory he supported--that the Earth revolved around the Sun, and not the other way around, directly went against the holy...
Michael Byrne
4.12.11