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Europa was an inhabited moon of Jupiter, in the Sol system. This icy moon was slightly smaller than Luna. In 2024, Human scientists postulated that this moon could support life in its subsurface ocean. That year, it was the smoothest object known to Humans in the system. (DIS: "Coming Home"; PIC: "Watcher")
The surface of Europa was an ice shell 10 to 15 miles (15 to 25 kilometers) thick. Over its surface, there were dark streaks called lineae. Beneath the shell, there was a global ocean 40 to 100 miles (60 to 150 kilometers) deep.
In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter, which became known to history as the Galilean moons. One of these moons was Europa. It wasn't until the 20th century that Humans were able to get close to the Europan surface, seeing it afar through telescopes for centuries. The NASA probes Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and Galileo visited this moon and took detailed images of its surface. (PIC: "Watcher", "Two of One")
In 3190, an emergency center was established on Europa to assist refugees displaced by the Dark Matter Anomaly. Cleveland Booker was sentenced to work there for his violations of Federation law. (DIS: "Coming Home")
|The Sol System|
|Mercury • Venus • Earth (Luna) • Mars (Deimos) • Asteroid belt • Jupiter (Io; Ganymede; Europa) • Saturn (Mimas; Rhea; Titan) • Uranus • Neptune (Triton) • Pluto|