Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Courage to be Heroes (Part I)

This post will be in 2 parts.  The second part will appear next week.  The entire article is a collaboration with my friend Jean Perloff, lawyer and italophile.  She wrote 2 long essays on Falcone and Borsellino.  These posts are … Continue reading

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Il gran finale di Cassini

Nel 1610 Galileo fu il primo a individuare Saturno attraverso un telescopio.  Più tardi quel secolo, un altro astronomo italiano, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, scoprì quattro delle lune di Saturno e la divisione degli anelli del pianeta.  Trecento anni dopo, l’Agenzia … Continue reading

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Cassini’s Grand Finale

In 1610 Galileo was the first to spot Saturn through a telescope.  Later that century, another Italian astronomer, Gian Domenico Cassini, discovered four of Saturn’s moons and the division of the planet’s rings.  Three hundred years later, the Italian Space … Continue reading

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