- Galileo Galilei, 1564–1642, Italian physicist and astronomer.
- Aerospace. a U.S. space probe designed to take photographs and obtain other scientific information while orbiting the planet Jupiter.
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Along with Galileo, it represents Brecht at his epic apogee.Brecht's Mercenary Mother Courage Turns 75
September 10, 2014
Aristotle and Galileo looked up at the same lights in the night sky.
Aristotle saw a universe with a stationary earth at the center and Galileo saw a universe with the earth in motion about the sun.
The Villa of Galileo, the nameless composition with stone pines, 43.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
This was the great mission of the telescope in Galileo's hands.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works
Edward Singleton Holden
Galileo, the cat, came yowlin' around, and Nate kicked him under the sofy.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
But the most touching incident of Galileo's story is yet to come.
And what is the moral of what we have written concerning Galileo?
- full name Galileo Galilei. 1564–1642, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He discovered the isochronism of the pendulum and demonstrated that falling bodies of different weights descend at the same rate. He perfected the refracting telescope, which led to his discovery of Jupiter's satellites, sunspots, and craters on the Earth's moon. He was forced by the Inquisition to recant his support of the Copernican system
- a US spacecraft, launched 1989, that entered orbit around Jupiter in late 1995 to study the planet and its major satellites; burned up in the planet's atmosphere in 2003
An Italian scientist of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; his full name was Galileo Galilei. Galileo proved that objects with different masses fall at the same velocity. One of the first persons to use a telescope to examine objects in the sky, he saw the moons of Jupiter, the mountains on the moon, and sunspots.