europa Picture

eu-ro-pa (yoo-roh-puh)


1. greek mythology a phoenician princess abducted to crete by zeus, who had assumed the form of a white bull, and by him the mother of minos, rhadamanthus, and sarpedon.

2. one of the four brightest satellites of jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. it was originally sighted by galileo. the satellite is theorized to have a water ocean beneath its icy surface that may possibly contain life.

3. our new kitten. isn't he so freakin' cute?!
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