Scientists Capture Three Massive Volcanic Eruptions on Io

August 5, 2014 5:21 PM

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Scientists Capture Three Massive Volcanic Eruptions on Io

An international team of scientists, using the W. M. Keck Observatory’s 10-meter Keck II telescope, the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea and the SpeX near-infrared spectrometer on NASA’s nearby Infrared Telescope Facility, captured stunning images of three huge eruptions on the Jupiter’s moon Io over a two-week period in August 2013.

Left: the image of Io taken in the near-infrared with adaptive optics at the Gemini North telescope on August 29, 2013. Image credit: Katherine de Kleer / UC Berkeley / Gemini Observatory / AURA. Right: NASA’s Galileo spacecraft acquired this image of Io in July 1999. Image credit: NASA / JPL / Univ...

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