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Europe
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Photo of the satellite Europe of the planet Jupiter
Europe   Jupiter II

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Mean distance from the planet Jupiter 670.900 km
Orbital period around the planet Jupiter (sideric) 3,551 d
Mean orbital velocity 13,74 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,47 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Jupiter 0,0101
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Discovered by Simon Marius, Galileo Galilei 1610
Mass 4,8 × 1022 kg
Equatorial radius 1560,8 km
Mean density 3,01 g/cm³
Escape velocity 2,02 km/s
Surface force of gravity 1,31 m/s²
Rotational period (synchronous) 3,551 d
Mean surface temperature 100 K
Albedo 0,68
Apparent magnitude + 5,3 mvis
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Europe was according to greek mythology the daughter of Agenor and Telephassa.

By appearing to be a very tame white bull, Zeus coaxed her to climb onto his back and then swam off with her across the sea to Crete. In Crete, Europa had three sons by Zeus -- Minos, Sarpedon, and Rhadamanthys.

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File icon The Jupiter Satellite Page
Scott S. Sheppard
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© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Europa
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA/DLR (Galileo) - Natural and False Color Views of Europa
Link to the page "Views of the Solar System"
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Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
File icon A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System - The Nine Planets
© William A. Arnett
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