Extreme Volcanism: Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

Images of Io taken in the near-infrared with adaptive optics at the Gemini North telescope tracking the evolution of the eruption as it decreased in intensity over 12 days. Due to Io’s rapid rotation, a different area of the surface is viewed on each night; the outburst is visible with diminishing brightness on August 29 & 30 and September 1, 3, & 10.

Credit:

Katherine de Kleer/UC Berkeley/Gemini Observatory/AURA

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Release date:Aug. 1, 2014
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