52 Europa, diameter 289 km, was discovered on February 4, 1858 by H. Goldschmidt. It is named after Europa, one of Zeus's conquests in Greek mythology.
Europa is the seventh largest known main belt asteroid and very dark in color. It belongs to the Hygiea asteroid family.
It should not be confused with Jupiter's moon Europa.
(52) Europa.. CBAT/MPC/ICQ Index. URL accessed on 2005-08-12 .
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