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thalassa in Greek, the sea. In Xenophon's account of the war between Artaxerxes II of Persia and his younger brother Cyrus, he relates how retreating Greek soldiers of the defeated Cyrus fought their way through the Armenian mountains and finally reached the Black Sea; when they first saw the sea, they cried out, ‘thalassa, thalassa!’

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Thalassa

Thalassa (Neptune IV) A satellite of Neptune, with a diameter of 80 km; visual albedo 0.06.

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Thalassa

Thalassa (thəlăs´ə, thăl´əsə), in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of Neptune.

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