Cassini, Jean-Dominique (1625–1712: baptised Giovanni Domenico)

Definition

Astronomy

  • Italian astronomer who lived in Paris, becoming a naturalised Frenchman, and made some of the earliest systematic telescopic examinations of the planets, especially the surface markings of Mars and Jupiter
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