Saturday, March 10, 2007

Volcanoes On Io, Jupiter's Moon: Extraordinary!

via NASA.

Good article for those interested in volcanoes and space.

There are plumes from two different volcanoes in the photograph, positioned at 9:00 o'clock and 11:00 o'clock.

Apparently the fierce tidal pull of Jupiter and the other moons causes the vulcanism on Io(see animation toward bottom of article).

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