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List of geological features on Europa
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List of geological features on Europa

This is a list of named geological features on Europa. See also the list of craters on Europa and list of lineae on Europa.


On Europa, regions of chaotic terrain are named after places in Irish mythology.

Chaos Named after
Conamara Chaos Connemara, Ireland
Murias Chaos Murias


A flexus is a low, curved ridge with a scalloped pattern. Europan flexūs are named after the places visited by Europa during her journey with Zeus the bull.

Flexus Named after
Cilicia Flexus Cilicia
Delphi Flexus Delphi
Gortyna Flexus Gortyna
Phocis Flexus Phocis
Sidon Flexus Sidon

Large Ring Features

These features are named after important locations in ancient history.

Ring Feature Named after
Callanish Callanish, Scotland
Tyre (formerly listed as a macula) Tyre, Lebanon


Europan maculae (dark spots) are named after locations in Greek mythology, especially in the legend of Cadmus and his searxch for his sister, Europa.

Macula Named after
Boeotia Macula Boeotia
Castalia Macula Castalia
Cyclades Macula Cyclades
Thera Macula Thera
Thrace Macula Thrace


Europan regiones (regions) are named after locations in Celtic mythology.

Regio Named after
Argadnel Regio Argadnel
Moytura Regio Magh Tuiredh

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