Europa



[yoo-roh-puh, yuh-] /yʊˈroʊ pə, yə-/

noun
1.
Also, Europe. Classical Mythology. a sister of Cadmus who was abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull and taken to Crete, where she bore him Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Sarpedon.
2.
Astronomy. a large natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
/jʊˈrəʊpə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a Phoenician princess who had three children by Zeus in Crete, where he had taken her after assuming the guise of a white bull. Their offspring were Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Sarpedon
/jʊˈrəʊpə/
noun
1.
the smallest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Diameter: 3138 km; orbital radius: 671 000 km
Europa
(y-rō’pə)
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. It was originally sighted by Galileo. See Note at moon.

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