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
GIFs

400 Years Ago, Galileo's Sun Science Was Banned | GIF Six-Pack

Here come the sun GIFs, commemorating Galileo's commitment to finding out the truth about it.
Beckett Mufson
2.26.16
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
americas

Mexico Is Hacking Team’s Biggest Paying Client — By Far

Since Sunday's leak, documents reveal that Mexico is by the far the Italian's company biggest client, paying $6.3 million for software that digital rights advocates say are illegal under Mexican law and could harm citizens' privacy.
Daniel Hernandez and Gabriela Gorbea
7.7.15
americas

The DEA Is Tracking All Internet Traffic in Colombia, Hacked Email Shows

In an email dated just one month ago, a Hacking Team field engineer in Colombia refers to a DEA program that is apparently monitoring all Internet traffic in the country. The DEA declined to comment.
Joe Parkin Daniels
7.7.15
security

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

From the FBI to the government of Sudan.
Janus Rose
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
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