Io's Alien Volcanoes Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Io's Alien Volcanoes
Description:
Do you see the two volcanoes on Io's turbulent surface? Check out this NASA Image of the Day for an analysis of the picture.

- Io's volcanoes are caused by tidal forces from Jupiter. Learn more about the volcanoes at Io's Alien Volcanoes.
- Io's volcanoes have caused some trouble for passing spacecraft. Find out why at Beware: Io Dust.  
- Other moons in the solar system may have volcanoes as well. Read about possible cryovolcanoes on Titan here.

(This feature was updated on August 16, 2013.)
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm" target="_blank">NASA JPL</a>; <a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01081" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/volcanos-on-io-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NASA JPL; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/volcanos-on-io-large.jpg
Featured:
August 1, 2009 - August 16, 2009