In Greek mythology, a mistress of Zeus to whom he appeared as a gentle white heifer. Zeus persuaded her to take a ride on his back, and then he carried her away across the sea.
A moon of Jupiter's discovered by Galileo in 1610. There is strong evidence that underneath its surface there may exist liquid water.
A princess of Tyre whom Zeus, in the form of a bull, kidnapped and took to Crete, where she became the mother of Minos and Rhadamanthus.
the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water
Jupiter's icy Galilean moon.
Europa is a large, dense, icy moon of Jupiter. Its surface is covered with long, crisscrossing trackways (but few craters) and frozen sulphuric acid. Its diameter is less than 2,000 miles (3,138 km), smaller than the Earth's moon. It takes Europa 3.55 days to orbit Jupiter. Its mean distance from Jupiter is about 420,000 miles (670,900 km). Its mass is 4.80x10 22 kg. It was discovered by Galileo and S. Marius (independently) in 1610.
A moon of Jupiter was discovered by Galileo Galilei on January 7, 1610. Europa is the smallest of the Galilean moons and is also designated as "Jupiter II". In Greek mythology, Europa, for whom Europe is named, was one of Zeus' many lovers. She bore three sons: King Minos of Crete, King Rhadamanthus of the Cyclades, and Sarpedon.
Europa (yoo-row'p-uh, ; Greek Î•Ï…ÏÏŽÏ€Î·) is a moon of the planet Jupiter. It is the sixth nearest moon to Jupiter, and the fourth largest of Jupiter's moons. It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei (and independently by Simon Marius shortly thereafter) and is the smallest of the four Galilean moons named in Galileo's honor.
Europa (Greek Î•Ï…ÏÏŽÏ€Î·) was a Phoenician woman in Greek mythology, from whom the name of the continent Europe has ultimately been taken. The story was a Cretan story, as Kerenyi points out; "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa."Kerenyi 1951, p 108 The name Europa occurs in the list of daughters of primordial Oceanus and Tethys, and the daughter of the earth-giant Tityas and mother of Euphemus by Poseidon, was also named Europa.