Europa, also "Jupiter II", is is the sixth closest moon of Jupiter, and the smallest of its four Galilean satellites, but still the sixth-largest moon in the Sol system.

Europa is slightly smaller than Luna and is primarily made of silicate rock whith a water-ice crust. It has a very thin atmosphere, composed primarily of oxygen.

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Europa has a human settlement, which grows vegetables and beef in big mirror-fed greenhouses and supply food to the Belt.[1]

Pastor Anna Volovodov worked at St. John’s United congregation of Methodists on Europa, which consisted of less than a hundred people, before she was chosen to be a part of UNN Thomas Prince's religious delegation to the Ring.[2]

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  • Comparison: Earth / Luna / Europa
  • Comparison: Jupiter's Galilean moons

Trivia Edit

  • As early as 1995, NASA's Galileo Mission,[3] was able to determine a salty water filled ocean existed under a frozen crust. The presence of water, may have be a strong reason why a colony was founded at that site in Expanse universe.
  • Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the form of a bull where she bore him three children.


  1. The Expanse Novel Leviathan Wakes - Chapter 2: Miller
  2. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapters 4 & 8
  3. Icon-link-24x24 NASA Europa mission

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