A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter's Moon Io

August 4, 2014 8:15 PM

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A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter's Moon Io

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 4, 2014 7:05 pm via: NASA

Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter’s moon Io within a two-week period in August of last year. This led astronomers to speculate that such “outbursts,” which can send material hundreds of miles above the surface, might be much more common than they thought.

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