Io's Alien Volcanoes Feature Summary

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Io's Alien Volcanoes
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.)
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August 1, 2009 - August 16, 2009