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Imaging of volcanic activity on Jupiter s moon Io by Galileo during the Galileo Europa Mission and the Galileo Millennium Mission

Authors
  • L, Keszthelyi
  • A S, Mcewen
  • C B, Phillips
  • M, Milazzo
  • Pl, Geissler
  • E P, Turtle
  • J, Radebaugh
  • D A, Williams
  • D P, Simonelli
  • H H, Breneman
  • K P, Klaasen
  • G, Levanas
  • T, Denk
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
Publication Date
Dec 25, 2001
Volume
106
Issue
E12
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Solid-State Imaging (SSI) instrument provided the first high-and medium- resolution views of Io as the Galileo spacecraft closed in on the volcanic body in late 1999 and early 2000. While each volcanic center has many unique features, the majority can be placed into one of two broad categories. The “Promethean” eruptions, typified by the volcanic center Prometheus, are characterized by long-lived steady eruptions producing a compound flow field emplaced in an insulating manner over a period of years to decades. ...

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