Galilean Moons

Galilean Moons

Galilean Moons are the 4 moons circling around Jupiter. It was discovered by Gailieo Galilei around 1609 - 1610. The moons are named after Zeus lovers: Io, Europa, Genymede, and Calisto.

Europa Physical Properties

Slighty smaller than Earth and is the 6th largest moon. It is also 15th largest object in the Solar System. It has a bulk density, so it is sillmair to the Terrestrail planets. Also compose by silicate rock.

Europa Location & Movements

Europa is the second of the 4th Galilean moons. It is also the second closest to Jupiter and is the smallest among the 4 moons. The largest is Ganymede, then Callisto, right after that is Io, then there comes Europa.
Life on Europa? Neil deGrasse Tyson Speculates...

Europa Vs Earth's Moon

Like Earth,

- Europa has a iron core

- A rocky mantle

- Ocean surface with salty water

Unlike Earth

-This ocean surface is so deep it covers the planet, it's also far from the Sun. And since it's far from the Sun the ocean is frozen. But there is a catch, because of Europa postion there is Tidal Warming and a possibility of life in the ocean.

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