Meaning of Galileo

Gal•i•le•o

Pronunciation: (gal"u-lā'ō, -lē'ō for 1 also It. gä"lē-le'ô), [key]
— n.
  1. (Galileo Galilei), 1564–1642, Italian physicist and astronomer.
  2. a U.S. space probe designed to take photographs and obtain other scientific information while orbiting the planet Jupiter.
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