Monday, June 27, 2016

Europa

This image shows the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, which may have an ocean of salty liquid water under its icy surface. This is a color-enhanced image. The moon is named for Europa, the mother of King Minos of Crete, who was abducted by Zeus in the form of a white bull in Greek mythology. A statue depicting the abduction is on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville near McClung tower.