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In Cretan and Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician woman of high birth who was abducted by Zeus and carried off to the northwest of Crete. The continent of Europe, therefore, was the place traditionally associated with the myth of Europa.


Europa is one of Jupiter's four large moons, and its distance from the sun is always the same as Jupiter's, plus or minus the radius of Europa's orbit. Depending upon its position in orbit, Europa is 779.4 million to 780.6 million kilometers from the sun.


European mattresses come in the same standard sizes as American mattresses, but the dimensions for each type are slightly different. For instance, a European single mattress is normally 35 inches wide and 79 inches long, which is 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer th...


Mattresses are measured in inches, width by length. Common mattress sizes include twin, twin extra-long (XL), full, queen, king and California king, explains the Better Sleep Council. Mattress heights vary by product, according to Serta.


A gel mattress is a type of mattress that is infused with a special layer of gel in between layers of foam or on the mattress's top. The gel helps the sleeper maintain an optimal body temperature while distributing body weight and providing relief to pressure points.


According to Best Consumer Reviews the best mattresses are the Sleep Innovations 12-Inch Sure Temp memory foam mattress and the Best Price Mattress 8-inch memory foam mattress, as of 2015. The Signature Sleep Contour 8-inch mattress also ranks on the list of best mattre...


The standard sizes for adult mattresses are twin, full, queen and king. A longer alternative to the standard king-size bed is the California king. Crib and toddler size mattresses are for use in children's beds.