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Main Title Io After Galileo A New View of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon / [electronic resource] :
Author Lopes, Rosaly M. C.
Other Authors
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Spencer, John R.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2007
Call Number QB495-500.269
ISBN 9783540488415
Subjects Physics ; Physical geography ; Astrophysics
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Collation XXIII, 374 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
A history of the exploration of Io -- A summary of the Galileo mission and its observations of Io -- Formation and early evolution of Io -- The interior of Io -- Ionian mountains and tectonics: Insights into what lies beneath Io's lofty peaks -- Active volcanism: Effusive eruptions -- Plumes and their deposits -- Io's surface composition -- Io's atmosphere -- Io's neutral clouds, plasma torus, magnetospheric interaction -- Outstanding questions and future explorations. Jupiter's moon Io is the Solar System's most exotic satellite. Active volcanism on Io was discovered from observations by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1979, confirming a possibility suggested from theoretical studies of Io's orbit. Our knowledge of Io's volcanism, composition, and space environment were significantly increased as a result of observations by the Galileo spacecraft from 1996 through 2001. The end of the Galileo mission in 2003 makes this an ideal time to summarize the new results in a book as no book has ever been written about Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io.