A Volcanic Plume Explodes Over Io

Published November 5, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

From the Smithsonian: “An 86-mile-high volcanic plume explodes above the horizon of Jupiter’s moon Io. The plume is erupting over a caldera (volcanic depression), named Pillan Patera, after a South American god of thunder, fire, and volcanoes.”

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