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The Baby Name Io

Several days ago, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day was the impressive “Io: Moon Over Jupiter.” At left is a portion of photo, which was taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Jupiter’s moon Io [EYE-oh] was discovered by Galileo in 1610. He named it for Io the mythological character — a nymph who was seduced by Zeus, then turned into a cow. The name Io doesn’t have a known meaning, and it’s rare in the U.
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