Sunday, March 04, 2007

Jupiter's Spurting, Pimply-Faced Moon

Brian
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).

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

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home