Io, The Electrified Moon | Principia Scientific Intl

Take a good look at the volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io.  These images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it swung past the moon back in 2007.

Does the large volcano look like any volcano you’ve ever seen before?

Where’s the ash?  Where’s the smoke?  Where’s the rivers of lava? 
Why isn’t the ground under the plume glowing from molten chunks of rock? Where are the pyroclastic flows?
Why is the plume made up of filaments instead of clouds? 
Why is the plume glowing blue?  

Source: www.principia-scientific.org

Would love to go there 😉

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