List of geological features on Europa

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

Chaos[edit]

Enhanced color partial view of Conamara Chaos

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

Chaos Named after
Arran Chaos Isle of Arran, Scotland
Conamara Chaos Connemara, Ireland
Murias Chaos Murias
Narbeth Chaos Narbeth, Wales
Rathmore Chaos Rathmore, Ireland

Flexūs[edit]

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[edit]

Tyre multi-ring impact structure

These impact structures are named after important locations in ancient history.

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

Maculae[edit]

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

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

Regiones[edit]

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

Annwn Regio Annwn, Welsh otherworld
Argadnel Regio Argadnel, Celtic paradise
Balagtan Regio Balagtan Pass
Dyfed Regio Kingdom of Dyfed
Falga Regio Inis Fer Falga, Irish legendary island
Moytura Regio Magh Tuiredh, Irish battlesite
Powys Regio Kingdom of Powys
Tara Regio Hill of Tara, Ireland

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