Callisto

Callisto

[kuh-lis-toh]
noun
1.
Also, Kallisto. Classical Mythology. a nymph attendant on Artemis, punished for a love affair with Zeus by being changed into a bear and then transformed into stars as the constellation Ursa Major.
2.
Astronomy. a large natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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Callisto1 (kəˈlɪstəʊ)
 
n
Greek myth a nymph who attracted the love of Zeus and was changed into a bear by Hera. Zeus then set her in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major

Callisto2 (kəˈlɪstəʊ)
 
n
See also Galilean satellite the second largest (but faintest) of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, discovered in 1610 by Galileo. Approximate diameter: 4800 km; orbital radius: 1 883 000 km

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Callisto
2nd moon of Jupiter, in classical mythology a nymph, mother of Arcas by Zeus, turned to a bear by Hera, from Gk. kallistos, superl. of kalos "beautiful." Feminized as proper name Callista.
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Callisto   (kə-lĭs'tō)  Pronunciation Key 
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the eighth in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest planetary satellite.
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