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The Europa name is after a mythical Phoenician noblewoman, Europa, who was courted by Zeus and became the queen of Crete.

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Which planet has a moon named Europa and named after Galileo?

The moon named Europa belongs to the planet Jupiter and IS named after Galileo.


One of its moon Europa was named by Galileo?

Europa is the sixth moon of the planet Jupiter


What moon Europa was named by Galileo?

The question may mean "Was the moon Europa named by Galileo?" The answer to that is NO. Galileo discovered this moon, but it was named by another astronomer, called Simon Marius.


One of its moon was named by europa was named by Galileo?

yes he did


Which planet has a moon named Europa?

Jupiter


What moon is the named after Phoenician princess?

Europa.


Which planet has a moon named europa by Galileo?

Jupiter has the moon called Europa. (Galileo discovered this moon, but actually the name was given by another person.)


Was Jupiter's moon Europa was named after the continent of Europe True or False?

No, Europa was a roman goddess.


How was Jupiter's moon Europa named?

It was named after Europa, daughter of the king of Tyre, who became one of Zeus' lovers. (Zeus is the same god a Jupiter).


Where is Europa in the solar system?

Europa is a moon of the planet Jupiter.Europa is a moon of the planet Jupiter.Europa is a moon of the planet Jupiter.Europa is a moon of the planet Jupiter.


Which planet is Europa the moon from?

Europa is Jupiters moon.


Who or what did they name Jupiter's moon Europa after?

It's named after the continent of Europe. "Europe" is in fact derived from "Europa". In ancient Greek mythology Europa was a woman. She was a lover of the god Zeus.


Who named the moon europa?

The naming scheme was suggested by Simon Marius in the 1600's


Which planet have a moon name Europa?

europa is Jupiter's moon. Jupiter has 4 moons, and Europa is one of them.


What planet has a moon called europa?

Jupiter is the planet with the moon Europa


Is Europa a planet or a moon or a dwarf planet?

Europa is a moon of Jupiter.


Is Europa Jupiters moon a star?

Obviously not, Europa is a moon, not a star.


Europa is a moon of this planet.?

Europa is a moon that orbits the planet Jupiter.


What planet is europa a moon of?

Europa is a moon of Jupiter. See related question.


Which planet does europa belong to?

Europa is a Moon of Jupiter.


Does the Planet Europa have an atmosphere?

No, and Europa is a moon, not a planet.


Is Europa a planet in our solar system?

No, europa is a moon


How many satlelites does the moon Europa have?

a sattelite is a moon so therefore Europa doesnt have any moons because it is a moon.


How do you see Europa the moon?

You will have to use a telescope to see Europa.


How large is the moon Europa?

Europa has a diameter of 1,569 km.