Galilean satellites

Galilean satellites
the four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, discovered by Galileo in 1610.

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  • Galilean satellites — Astron. the four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, discovered by Galileo in 1610 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Galilean moons — Montage of Jupiter s four Galilean moons, in a composite image comparing their sizes and the size of Jupiter. From top to bottom: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto The Galilean moons are the four moons of Jupiter discovered by Galileo Galilei in… …   Wikipedia

  • Galilean — adjective Date: circa 1751 of, relating to, or discovered by Galileo Galilei < Galilean satellites > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Galilean moons — noun The four and by far largest moons of Jupiter, namely Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, discovered by Galileo Galilei. Syn: Galilean satellites …   Wiktionary

  • Galilean — I noun 1. an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ) • Syn: ↑Galilaean • Derivationally related forms: ↑Galilaean (for: ↑Galilaean) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galilean satellite — /gæləˌleɪən ˈsætəlaɪt/ (say galuh.layuhn satuhluyt) noun any of the four largest of Jupiter s 16 satellites (Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io). Also, Galilean moon. {named after Galileo who discovered them in 1610} …  

  • Galilean satellite — noun one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo • Syn: ↑Galilean • Hypernyms: ↑satellite • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Callisto, ↑Europa, ↑Ganymede, ↑Io …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galilean telescope — a refracting telescope that forms an erect image, consisting of an objective of relatively long focal length that causes light rays to converge and an eyepiece of short focal length that causes them to diverge. [1715 25] * * *       instrument… …   Universalium

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