Gemini Tracks Collapse of Io's Atmosphere During Frigid Eclipses

Artist’s concept of the atmospheric collapse of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, which is eclipsed by Jupiter for two hours of each day (1.7 Earth days). The resulting temperature drop freezes sulfur dioxide gas, causing the atmosphere to “deflate,” as seen in the shadowed area on the left.

Credit:

SwRI/Andrew Blanchard.

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Id:gemini1607a
Type:Artwork
Release date:Aug. 1, 2016
Related releases:gemini1607
Size:3600 x 2400 px

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