this series honors Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Jupiter's moon Europa

The image is a digital rendering of the surface of Europa, Jupiter's moon.

Quotation taken from Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius (Astronomical Message)

"… where with many arguments and experiments a very strong reflection of solar light from the Earth is demonstrated to those who claim that the Earth is to be excluded from the dance of the stars, especially because she is devoid of motion and light. For we will demonstrate that she is movable and surpasses the Moon in brightness, and that she is not the dump heap of the filth and dregs of the universe, and we will confirm this with innumerable arguments from nature."


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The music is a fugue scored for synthesized kalimbas, vibraphone, fretless bass, and percussion. Choose a format to play or download: MP3 | MIDI