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 (ē′ə-lĭs) or Ae·o·li·a (ē-ō′lē-ə)
An ancient region of the western coast of Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. It was made up of a group of cities founded by the Aeolians c. 1100 bc.
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(ˈiːəlɪs) or


(Placename) the ancient name for the coastal region of NW Asia Minor, including the island of Lesbos, settled by the Aeolian Greeks (about 1000 bc)
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(ˈi ə lɪs)

also Aeolia

an ancient coastal region and Greek colony in NW Asia Minor: settled by Aeolians.
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Noun1.Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
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299 PERSE DION GENOS to PERSE, DION GENOS, was thought to have been Dius) was a native of Cyme in Aeolis, where he was a seafaring trader and, perhaps, also a farmer.
Secondly, Hesiod claims that his father -- if not he himself -- came from Aeolis and settled in Boeotia.
The ESA's Aeolis Earth observation satellite reportedly fired its thrusters yesterday, after experts in the agency's space debris team calculated the risk of collision between the satellites.
A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on Mars.
New findings in the Aeolis Dorsa region of Mars are the densest river deposits seen on Mars.
Gale displays clear evidence that water once flowed down its rim, depositing fans of sediment on the crater floor, and it also possesses a 5-km-tall central mound of layered sediments formally named Aeolis Mons.
Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011, at 10:02 EST aboard the MSL spacecraft and landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012, 05:17 UTC.
Officially, the name is Aeolis Mons, but mission scientists call it Mount Sharp in homage to Robert P.
"This crater was covered by glaciers approximately 3,500 million years ago, which were particularly extensive on its central mound, Aeolis Mons" the lead investigator of the study Alberto Fairen, from the Centro de Astrobiologia (INTA-CSIC) in Spain and Cornell University in the USA points out.
Kite's team took a look at 319 craters in Aeolis Dorsa - a 3.6-billion-year-old region showing evidence of past rivers.
The MSL spacecraft that transported it to Mars successfully carried out a more accurate landing than previous rovers, within a landing ellipse of 7 by 20 km in the Aeolis Palus region of Gale Crater.