Three Major Volcanic Eruptions Observ...

Three Major Volcanic Eruptions Observed On Io in the Span of Two Weeks

There are 1 comment on the The Planetary Society story from Aug 12, 2014, titled Three Major Volcanic Eruptions Observed On Io in the Span of Two Weeks. In it, The Planetary Society reports that:

Jupiter's moon Io is perhaps the most volcanically active body in the solar system.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Aug 13, 2014

This one has the advantage of picture data from the archives so at least we can see what they looked like.

2 paterae, and what looks like a large igneous province fissure flow.

Looks like Io is following the fate of Amalthea (initially a mercury sized rock which originally would have had a major ice shell bringing it to originally mars size.

Io is heating up with time as it drifts closer & is likely to eventually lose all the sulphate salts & ultimately become a flat lava ball with a thin crust before eventually breaking up into blobs.

Nice to see the volcanism.

Have a nice day: Ag

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