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January 30, 2014

Another quiet day on Io


Io's surface is dotted with more than 100 mountains that have been pushed up
by extensive compression at the base of Io's silicate crust. Half of these peaks are taller than Mount Everest. Today was another relatively quiet day on this moon. The volcanoes Pele and Loki, in the southern hemisphere, let out plumes of sulphur dioxide 500 km high, as they've been doing for 30,000 years.Temperatures hovered at minus 130 degrees centigrade. No one noticed. The Philosophers' Mail

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 30, 2014 9:26 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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