Giambattista Marino and Galileo Galilei were friends. As soon as the poet came back to Italy from France, in 1623, he was given an early copy of Il Saggiatore by the author himself.
Argus' fearless pilot dared already
break the sea with bold pine wood, the ship's material
and satiated with gold his greed like the Conquistadores
leading him to violate the waves.
The warrior from Liguria went beyond Columbus (N.B. warrior)
the borders of Hercules the strong,
and by strange, secret ways did find
a new sky, new land, new empire.
But you, you greater than both,
spied on the remote, inaccessible
fields of the universe of stars;
and entering such recesses unknown,
in its deep bosom, could discover
new orbs, new lights, new motions. *
* Simply meaning new satellites, etc., or a different (heliocentric) pattern to cosmic motions?