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Europa rising.jpg
Planetary characteristics
Orbit670 900 km from primary (mean)
Diameter3138 km (equatorial)
Surface Gravity0.134 g
DaySynchronous with primary
Mean Temperature102°K
Population (2013)transient only, no permanent residents
Political AffiliationFenspace Convention
Capitaladministered from Serenity Valley, Ganymede
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Europa (also known as "Jupiter II") is the sixth moon of the planet Jupiter and the smallest of the four Galilean moons. It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei (and possibly independently by Simon Marius).

Europa in Fenspace

Europa was first visited in 2008 by a group of Browncoat prospectors. Since then, multiple scientific expeditions have landed on the surface, leaving behind robots searching for life underneath the ice crust.

No permanent settlements are located on Europa. Officially, the reason is Europa's proximity to the Jovian radiation belts; the higher than normal amounts of ionizing radiation makes long-term settlements unviable. Unofficially, however, everybody knows that all these worlds are ours except Europa, and that we are to attempt no landing there.

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