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