The simultaneous disappearance of Jupiter’s four moons, with some notes upon the laws that govern their motions
Abbott, Francis (1867) The simultaneous disappearance of Jupiter’s four moons, with some notes upon the laws that govern their motions. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 24-26.
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The four satellites, which accompany the planet Jupiter, are
known to disappear when they enter into the planet's shadow,
causing eclipses much more frequent than, but in other respects
quite analogous with those of the moon. Galileo, who first
contemplated those phenomena, at once inferred that observations
of this kind might be rendered subservient to the
promotion of geographical science. It only required that the
course of these satellites should be reduced into tables of
sufficient exactness to rectify a multitude of errors in the
determination of longitude.
Observatory, 8th July, 1867.
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