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Europa

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Europa
Jordens till ytan näst minsta kontinent och till befolkningen tredje största världsdel
  • "Nyheterna rapporterar att sjukdomen har spritt sig till Europa."
Namnet Europa härrör från den grekiska mytologin där Europa var en fenicisk prinsessa, känd för sin skönhet, som tillfångatogs av Zeus i tjurform
  • "Europa togs till ön Kreta, där hon blev mor till Minos."
Jupiters fjärde största måne, upptäckte av Galileo Galilei i januari 1610.
  • "Europa tycks vara täckt av is, vilket skulle förklara varför den nästan helt saknar kratrar."


Europa

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the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water
  • "The invention of the telescope revealed that the planet Jupiter, clearly visible to the naked eye and known to humanity since prehistoric times, has an attendant family of moons. These were named for male and female lovers of the god and other mythological persons associated with him. The smallest of Jupiter's Galilean moons was named after Europa."
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
  • "he mythographers tell that Zeus was enamored of Europa and decided to seduce or ravish her, the two being near-equivalent in Greek myth. He transformed himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father's herds. While Europa and her female attendants were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete."

Europa

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