The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the name given by Galileo to four large satellites of Jupiter, discovered in 1610 (named after Cosimo de’ Medici, a duke of Tuscany). The name did not receive wide acceptance.
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