galileo galileo  /ˌɡæ lə ˈli oʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)

News

  • ESA Unveils ‘New Breed’ of Galileo Satellite

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a series of photos providing the first detailed views of the next batch of Galileo satellites, the first of which has already been delivered to ESA for rigorous testing in simulated space conditions.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: GPS World

Quotes

  1. "Galileo, a man of science, also cultivated with love his faith and his deep religious convictions," Cardinal Bertone said, repeating Pope Benedict XVI's statement that "Galileo Galilei was a man of faith who saw nature as a book written by...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone Source: Catholic Weekly

  2. "Galileo ...... presents a unique opportunity for new applications, economic growth and job creation in the European Union," said EU Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot, who launched the consultation.
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Jacques Barrot Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "Galileo is in a profound and serious crisis. We're in a dead end street," Tiefensee said. "The cardinal problem is that the companies still have not been able to agree on the way forward. We need to find an alternative solution."
    on May 7, 2007 By: Wolfgang Tiefensee Source: International Herald Tribune

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