Sunday, March 04, 2007

Jupiter's Spurting, Pimply-Faced Moon

This relative close-up of Jupiter's moon (and object of lust) Io taken by the LORRI space probe confirms the existence of a 180-mile-high plume of the moon's insides erupting from the volcano Tvashtar near Io's north pole (via Metafilter).

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Image crdits: "Io," NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute, courtesy Spaceflight Now, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.


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