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HAWAIIAN-STYLE VOLCANO ON IO?

Lightning strike on a golf course

Excerpts from a NASA/JPL Press Release November 5, 1999 New images from Galileo reveal unexpected details of the Prometheus volcano on Io including a caldera and lava flowing through fields of sulfur dioxide snow. It appears that the Prometheus volcano … Continue reading

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CLOSEST EVER PICTURE OF IO

Io crater chains

From NASA News of 24 October 1999 The highest resolution image ever of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, (the black and white image at top) was taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 11, 1999, from an altitude of 617 kilometers … Continue reading

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JUPITER’S THUNDERBOLT

Cycloids on Europa

Why did the planetary gods dominate our imagination at the dawn of civilization? Yet nine out of ten people today could not identify bright Jupiter in the night sky. And another question that is never asked, what was really meant … Continue reading

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NASA risks Galileo spacecraft by FLYING A “KITE” AT IO!

Io plume

JPL News wrote: “Galileo makes two daring passes less than 620 km above Io on October 11 and November 25, 1999. In November Galileo might even pass through the plume of Pillan Patera, making it the first spacecraft ever to … Continue reading

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