Medici Stars

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Medici Stars

 

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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