of or relating to the planet Jupiter
The Jovian system… The motion of Jupiter’s four moons or satellites.
Adams's Lectures on Natural & Experimental Philosophy (ed. 2) IV. xliii. App. 203
‘We'll carry off the pieces of that ship, too, Quince—we may be able to get a lot of pointers from it,’ and Brandon swung mighty tractor beams upon the severed halves of the Jovian vessel, then extended a couple of smaller rays to meet the two little figures racing across the smooth green meadow toward the Sirius.
Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories Sept. 549/1
I was interested in it because I knew that the Jovian observatory was on it.
Farmer in Sky (1975) ix. 90
Nearly half of the first Jovian colonies were her projects, as I understand it.
Icehenge (1990) 211
The planet…is quite Jovian, very pretty.
Queen of Angels (1991) .iv. 18
We would need the thrust of almost all of them to get ourselves back down into the plane of the ecliptic in time to intersect the Jovian system.
Green Mars (new ed.) 159
Didn’t you know I won the Jovian Triathlon back in '59?
Assignment: Eternity xvii. 224
He and Caspar and the rest of the crew wore printed flight suits with a triangle-and-curve logo that implied they worked for a gas-mining cooperative called Három Állam that worked the Jovian moons.
Tiamat’s Wrath xi. 113
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2019 cite from "James S. A. Corey".
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