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Now that is interesting...
As 'Europe' means 'well watered' or 'widely watered'
gonna regurgitate that one later.
that is spooky
but googling does not confirm the watered bit.
Do not dismay, of course I know the Europa myth, and I've gone well beyond that, I understand the context and meaning of that myth, please do not confuse the immediate responses on google search as countering what I have said.
There are disputes over the entymology.
I can try to explain my argument at great length (it is not mine originally) but I dont want to unecessarily bore you
are you saying there are insects on Europa?
is going to overtake national and thus who will claim mars first for example. Imagine if a company aquired an asset of a planet! crazy to think about.
It's technically owned by all humanity
There's a consortium who are hoping to get commercial asteroid mining going within the next decade or two, and nobody's really sure how much of an asteroid they can claim as 'theirs'.
Is all the water ice? Is it hard or soft?
they should send some plankton, little fish, sharks and squid there and watch them evolve into cool monster aliens over time.
...that makes the several films I have watched where aliens invade earth for its water (most recently Battle Los Angeles - I'm not proud, I was on a long coach journey ok) complete bunkum.
it's so fascinating
it gets really minimal sunlight, but if it got more, the ice shell would melt and that water inside would spill out into space. amazing.
When I grow up maybe I'll be a spaceman.