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Europa
Europa Moon

Moon of Jupiter: Europa

Europa is the smallest of the 4 large Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter. Europa is the ice moon of jupiter, possessing a subsurface water ocean and cryogeysers. It has the smoothest surface of any body in the solar system and has a thin oxygen atmosphere.

Europa, along with Callisto, Ganymede, and Io, (the Galilean moons) were discovered by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in 1610.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Europa Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 4.8e+22
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 1,569
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 3.01
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 670,900
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 3.551181
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 3.551181
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 13.74
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.009
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 0.470
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.64
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 5.29
      1. Atmosphere