- 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.
- Astronomy. a large natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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He did calculations and was telling me all these facts and criteria for racing NorAms and Europa Cups and then maybe, World Cup.Skiing Prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin Looks Ahead to Sochi
December 1, 2013
If payment was offered, they shook their heads, and only asked for tidings of Europa.Tanglewood Tales
That's Europa, third in distance from Jupiter, the fifth planet.
They opened the ports and drew their first breath of the atmosphere of Europa.
Finally, vessels were also sent to Io and to Europa, but none of them returned.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
“Europa,” he said, and then added some words which I did not understand.Anting-Anting Stories
- 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
- the smallest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Diameter: 3138 km; orbital radius: 671 000 km
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- 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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