What's happening on Jupiter's moon Io?

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PostMon May 23, 2011 9:38 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


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What's happening on Jupiter's moon Io? Two sulfurous eruptions are visible on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io in this color composite image from the robotic Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. At the image top, over Io's limb, a bluish plume rises about 140 kilometers above the surface of a volcanic caldera known as Pillan Patera. In the image middle, near the night/day shadow line, the ring shaped Prometheus plume is seen rising about 75 kilometers above Io while casting a shadow below the volcanic vent. Named for the Greek god who gave mortals fire, the Prometheus plume is visible in every image ever made of the region dating back to the Voyager flybys of 1979 - presenting the possibility that this plume has been continuously active for at least 18 years. The above digitally sharpened image of Io was originally recorded in 1997 from a distance of about 600,000 kilometers. Recent analyses of Galileo data has uncovered evidence of a magma ocean beneath Io's surface.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110522.html

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PostMon May 23, 2011 9:43 pm » by Epicfailure


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PostMon May 23, 2011 9:45 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


epicfailure wrote:Life in all form will be found present, even far away from the sun.

definitely true words :flop:

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PostTue May 24, 2011 2:24 am » by -Marduk-


Yes IO is an interesting place...more precisely, the south pole area.
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A beautiful play of shadows...eheh
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PostTue May 24, 2011 2:38 am » by Cornbread714


Definitely the most psychedelic-looking moon anywhere in the solar system.
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PostTue May 24, 2011 2:45 am » by Epicfailure


cornbread714 wrote:Definitely the most psychedelic-looking moon anywhere in the solar system.



Callisto is another good funky one.

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PostTue May 24, 2011 3:27 am » by Septeloid


Let's not forget Europa
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PostTue May 24, 2011 3:29 am » by Cornbread714


Yeah, but only Io looks like Salvador Dali painted it...
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PostTue May 24, 2011 8:36 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


marduk2012 wrote:Yes IO is an interesting place...more precisely, the south pole area.
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A beautiful play of shadows...eheh


very nice :flop:

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PostWed May 25, 2011 1:55 am » by Blotto


freeyourmindnow wrote:Image

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What's happening on Jupiter's moon Io ?.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110522.html


terraforming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming



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