Giovanni Domenico Cassini

Giovanni Domenico Cassini

Birth
Perinaldo, Provincia di Imperia, Liguria, Italy
Death 14 Sep 1712 (aged 87)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 89772492 · View Source
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Astronomer. He was a professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna, and later became director of Paris Observatory. He discovered four of Saturn's moons, Iapetus, Rhea, Dione and Tethys. He also discovered the Cassini division in Saturn's rings, named after him. He is was the discoverer of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. In 1690, he was the first to observe the differential rotation of Jupiter's atmosphere. In his honor was dedicated the space mission that in 2004, started exploration of Saturnian system.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Giovanni Domenico Cassini (8 Jun 1625–14 Sep 1712), Find a Grave Memorial no. 89772492, citing Saint Jacques du Haut-Pas, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .