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Galileo at Io: Results from high-resolution imaging

Authors
  • A S, Mcewen
  • Mjs, Belton
  • H H, Breneman
  • S A, Fagents
  • P, Geissler
  • R, Greeley
  • J W, Head
  • G, Hoppa
  • W L, Jaeger
  • T V, Johnson
  • L, Keszthelyi
  • K P, Klaasen
  • R, Lopes-Gautier
  • K P, Magee
  • M P, Milazzo
  • J M, Moore
  • R T, Pappalardo
  • C B, Phillips
  • J, Radebaugh
  • G, Schubert
  • And 6 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science
Publisher
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Publication Date
May 18, 2000
Volume
288
Issue
5469
Pages
1193–1198
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

During late 1999/early 2000, the solid state imaging experiment on the Galileo spacecraft returned more than 100 high-resolution (5 to 500 meters per pixel) images of volcanically active Io. We observed an active lava lake, an active curtain of lava, active lava flows, calderas, mountains, plateaus, and plains. Several of the sulfur dioxide–rich plumes are erupting from distal flows, rather than from the source of silicate lava (caldera or fissure, often with red pyroclastic deposits). Most of the active flows in equatorial regions are being ...

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