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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If payment was offered, they shook their heads, and only asked for tidings of Europa.
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.
Europa went to meet him, and they came to the house together.
British Dictionary definitions for europa
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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