Europa

By Donald William Foley

Facts and information of Jupiter`s Galilean moon, Europa

Not to be mistaken for Earth`s continent Europe, Jupiter's moon Europa,is the second and smallest of the Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter . It measures just three thousand one hundred and thirty eight kilometers.Yet it is still the sixth largest moon in our solar system Europa is named after a mythical Phoenician Noblewoman who was courted by Zeus and became Queen of Crete. (1.Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq.Capital: Canea.

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a part of the S Aegean Sea lying between the Cyclades Islands and Crete.) A little smaller than Earth`s moon.Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq.Capital: Canea.


Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq.Capital: Canea.


The Galileo spacecraft provided pictures of Europa, a moon of Jupiter's . The images showed signs of a possible ocean on the surface of Europa.