“Explosive” –Juno Flyby Captures New Images of Io: Solar System’s Volcanic Epicenter

 

Jupiter's Moon Io

 

“We knew we were breaking new ground with a multi-spectral campaign to view Io’s polar region, but no one expected we would get so lucky as to see an active volcanic plume shooting material off the moon’s surface,” said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of the Juno mission. “This is quite a New Year’s present showing us that Juno has the ability to clearly see plumes.”

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