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You Think Earth's Volcanos Are Bad? Check Out Jupiter's Moon!

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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Jupiter moon 'holds magma ocean'


12 May 2011
www.bbc.co.uk...


Io is the most volcanic world in the Solar System and scientists think they now have a better idea of why that is.

The moon of Jupiter erupts about 100 times more lava on to its surface each year than does Earth.

A re-assessment of data from Nasa's Galileo probe suggests all this activity is being fed from a giant magma ocean under Io's crust.

Researchers tell Science magazine that this blisteringly hot reservoir is probably some 50km (30 miles) thick....


I thought this discovery was pretty cool. Imagine the heat that must be on that moon. While our moon is pretty much like ash with potential water, Jupiter's IO moon has magma on it. Which is the more cooler moon? Ours or Jupiter's?




posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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I have to say I like our moon better because , its made of cheese.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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Looks like Jupiter's moon is having transformer explosions on it's surface too. Those pesky Aliens!



 
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