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Topic - Jupiterís Moon Io

Io (PIA02526) Galileo at Io


Jupiterís Moon Io
A World of Great Volcanoes

presented by Dr. Rosaly M. Lopes-Gautier
Research Scientist, Member Galileo NIMS Science Team


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Thursday, July 18 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, July 19 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Jupiterís moon Io is the only place outside Earth where active volcanoes are rampant. Some of the most exciting discoveries from the Galileo mission to Jupiter have been about Ioís volcanoes. The lavas they erupt are as hot as those that erupted on Earth billions of years ago, making Io an ideal window into Earthís volcanic past.

Plumes on Io can reach great heights ó one of Galileoís Io flybys brought the spacecraft close to a 370-mile-high plume. The extreme radiation environment near Io is a great hazard to the spacecraftís components, but the resilient Galileo spacecraft has exceeded engineering expectations and provided unprecedented results on the workings of this peculiar moon.

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