Galilean moons

The four and by far largest moons of Jupiter, namely Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, discovered by Galileo Galilei.

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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. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • Jupiter's moons in fiction — Jupiter s extensive system of natural satellites ndash; in particular the four large Galilean moons (Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto) ndash; has been a common science fiction setting. Satellite system Some references in fiction focus on more… …   Wikipedia

  • Naming of moons — The naming of moons has been the responsibility of the International Astronomical Union s committee for Planetary System Nomenclature since 1973. That committee is known today as the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Prior… …   Wikipedia

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