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The Satellites of Jupiter

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Solar System Moons

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In March 1610 in Venice, Galilei Galileo published a small book entitled Sidereus Nuncius (Message of the Stars), declaring on the title page that hewas “revealing great, unusual, and remarkable spectacles ... above all in FOUR PLANETS swiftly revolving about Jupiter at differing distances and periods, and known to no one before the Author recently perceived them and decided that they should be named MEDICEA SIDERA (‘the Medicaean Stars’).”

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(2010). The Satellites of Jupiter. In: Solar System Moons. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68853-2_2

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