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Definitions for Europa
yʊˈroʊ pə, yə-eu·ropa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Europanoun

    the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water


  1. Europanoun

    A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus

  2. Europanoun

    A moon of Jupiter

  3. Etymology: From Εὐρώπα, a character in Greek mythology.


  1. europa

    Europa is one of the largest moons of the planet Jupiter in the solar system. It is the smallest of the four Galilean moons, but is still slightly bigger than Earth's moon. Known for its smooth and icy surface, Europa is believed to possibly have a subsurface global ocean of liquid water, making it a potential location for extraterrestrial life. The moon was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Its name comes from a mythological Phoenician noblewoman, Europa, who was courted by Zeus in Greek mythology.


  1. Europa

    Europa, is the sixth closest moon of the planet Jupiter, and the smallest of its four Galilean satellites, but still the sixth-largest moon in the Solar System. Europa was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei and possibly independently by Simon Marius around the same time. Progressively more in-depth observation of Europa has occurred over the centuries by Earth-bound telescopes, and by space probe flybys starting in the 1970s. Slightly smaller than Earth's Moon, Europa is primarily made of silicate rock and probably has an iron core. It has a tenuous atmosphere composed primarily of oxygen. Its surface is composed of water ice and is one of the smoothest in the Solar System. This surface is striated by cracks and streaks, while cratering is relatively infrequent. The apparent youth and smoothness of the surface have led to the hypothesis that a water ocean exists beneath it, which could conceivably serve as an abode for extraterrestrial life. This hypothesis proposes that heat energy from tidal flexing causes the ocean to remain liquid and drives geological activity similar to plate tectonics. The Galileo mission, launched in 1989, provided the bulk of current data on Europa. Although only fly-by missions have visited the moon, the intriguing characteristics of Europa have led to several ambitious exploration proposals. The next mission to Europa is the European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer, due to launch in 2022.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Europa

    a maiden, daughter of Agenor, king of Phoenicia, whom Zeus, disguised as a white bull, carried off to Crete, where she became by him the mother of Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon (q. v.).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Europa is ranked #88020 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Europa surname appeared 211 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Europa.

    61.1% or 129 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    23.7% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.
    14.6% or 31 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Europa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Europa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Europa in a Sentence

  1. Hunter Waite:

    Cassini and Enceladus really allowed us to see the kind of things we could do with mass spectrometers and, more importantly, with material that's coming up straight out of the ocean, it's a way of viewing the ocean without drilling into it. We didn't necessarily have to land ; we could sit there and and sample to study quite a bit about these ocean worlds just from flying through the material that comes out of the interior. That's what the plumes are about on Europa as well. It's that connection to the interior ocean.

  2. Lucas Paganini:

    For me, the interesting thing about this work is not only the first direct detection of water above Europa, but also the lack thereof within the limits of our detection method.

  3. Edward Guinan:

    Geothermal heating could support' life zones' under its surface, akin to subsurface lakes found in Antarctica, we note that the surface temperature on Jupiter's icy moon Europa is similar to Edward Emerson Barnard b, but because of tidal heating, Europa probably has liquid oceans under its icy surface.

  4. Britney Schmidt:

    The reason we chose Europa Clipper is because the clipper ships were fast, American boats at the time that they were first used, when most shipping was achieved with large, slow vessels, we liked clipper for that reason, an ingenious way to solve the Europa mission problem : How do you get a long-lived mission at Europa with global coverage but not be in the radiation environment ?

  5. Jose Mourinho:

    OK, progress at many levels but not enough to be first instead of second and not enough to win the Champions League instead of the Europa League, but enough to finish second, to be stable to win some trophies to reach some finals but we need to do more.

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