Character Study on Satellites

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Satellitious - ) Pertaining to, or consisting of, Satellites
Circumjovial - ) One of the moons or Satellites of the planet Jupiter
Occultation - ) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; - applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the moon, and to the eclipses of Satellites of planets by their primaries
Herschel, Sir William - Foremost astronomical discoverer and explorer of the 18th century and "founder of sidereal science," initiated an era of astronomical optics and stellar photometry, discovered the planet Uranus and two of its Satellites, Oberon and Titania, discovered the sixth and seventh Satellites of Saturn, first determined Saturn's rotation period, did noteworthy researches on variable stars, discovered that in the binary systems the stars circulated around each other, thus demonstrating that the same law of mechanics functioned in the stellar system as did in our solar systems, first indicated the approximate position of the apex of the sun's way, first determined the direction of the sun's motion, added about 2400 nebulae to the known number of 103, compiled famous star catalogs, constructed a reflecting telescope with an aperture of four feet and a focal length of forty, and discovered the infra-red solar rays
Cassini, Giovanni Domenico - Determined the period of rotation of Jupiter, Venus, and Mars, made researches on lunar librations and on the zodiacal light, advanced a theory of comet motion, discovered four Saturnian Satellites, suggested oval paths in place of the ellipses of Kepler which were named Cassinians in his honor, and was first director of the Paris Observatory
Saturn - It is surrounded by a remarkable system of rings, and has eight Satellites
Galilei, Galileo - Among his contributions to the field of science were the discovery of the isochronism of the pendulum; a demonstration of the laws of projectiles; the first satisfactory demonstration of the laws of equilibrium, and the principle of virtual velocities; an exposition of the true principle of flotation; his discovery of physical features on the moon resembling those on the earth, and the Satellites of Jupiter, both of which resulted from his construction of a telescope which maguified 32 times
Galileo Galilei - Among his contributions to the field of science were the discovery of the isochronism of the pendulum; a demonstration of the laws of projectiles; the first satisfactory demonstration of the laws of equilibrium, and the principle of virtual velocities; an exposition of the true principle of flotation; his discovery of physical features on the moon resembling those on the earth, and the Satellites of Jupiter, both of which resulted from his construction of a telescope which maguified 32 times
Apion - In the Clementine Homilies he appears in company with Anubion and Athenodorus among the Satellites of Simon Magus, the arch-enemy of St
Ammonites - Eventually, all the petty kingdoms of the region fell to the Assyrians and either were incorporated into the Assyrian province system or controlled as Satellites
Creation - ... The moon, which is in a particular manner connected with our earth, and even dependent upon it; the sun, and the other planets, with their Satellites, which like the earth circulate round the sun, and appear to derive from him light and heat; those bodies which we call fixed stars, and consider as illuminating and cherishing, with heat each its peculiar system of planets; and the comets which at certain periods surprise us with their appearance, and the nature of whose connection with the general system of Nature, or with any particular system of planets, we cannot pretend to have fully discovered; these are so many more of the Deity's works, from the contemplation of which we cannot but conceive the most awful ideas of his creative power
Creation - Uranus' Satellites alone on the outer verge of our system retrograde, having been acted upon by some disturbing force. The two groups differ much; but the members of each differ little in density, size, and length of day; the moon is the only satellite of the inner group; the outer has 17 Satellites