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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Io in True Color
| March 30, 2014
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 03/29/2014 9:11:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: The strangest moon in the Solar System is bright yellow. This picture, an attempt to show how Io would appear in the "true colors" perceptible to the average human eye, was taken in 1999 July by the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. Io's colors derive from sulfur and molten silicate rock. The unusual surface of Io is kept very young by its system of active volcanoes. The intense tidal gravity of Jupiter stretches Io and damps wobbles caused by Jupiter's other Galilean moons. The resulting friction greatly heats Io's interior, causing molten rock to explode through the surface. Io's volcanoes are so active that they are effectively turning the whole moon inside out. Some of Io's volcanic lava is so hot it glows in the dark.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; jupiter; science
[Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA]
posted on 03/29/2014 9:11:51 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
Io, as they used to say on the Johnny Carson show.
The Big One
posted on 03/29/2014 9:13:25 PM PDT
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Dang, looks like Jupiter got sick one day and...............
posted on 03/29/2014 9:16:49 PM PDT
by The Cajun
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Looks like a place where Riddick would end up on.
posted on 03/29/2014 9:22:20 PM PDT
by Jack Hydrazine
(Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
Cheese ball, mmmmmmmmmm:
It kind of looks like a faded out old superball I used to have as kid, right down to the pock marks from the dogs teeth!
posted on 03/29/2014 9:42:39 PM PDT
(I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
To: Jack Hydrazine
If he owned Io and hell. He’d rent Io out - and live in hell.
posted on 03/29/2014 10:08:36 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
That photo is along the lines of what came to mind when seeing the 'real color' image of Io;
posted on 03/29/2014 10:14:59 PM PDT
(You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
Here's Io in the 1980 NASA publication, Voyage to Jupiter. I suppose it's a fairly subtle adjustment, in technical terms, to make the transition from this red-orange image to the yellow image of the APOD. I think it's bound to be a problematical question how it would actually appear to a person somehow situated to observe it directly.
Anyway, I'll always think of it as "The Pizza Planet" !
posted on 03/30/2014 12:12:47 AM PDT
To: dr_lew; SunkenCiv
Thank you both so much!!!
posted on 03/30/2014 12:14:54 AM PDT
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posted on 03/30/2014 3:09:08 AM PDT
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It probably smells like eggs. Sulfur is stinky.
posted on 03/30/2014 3:37:57 AM PDT
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I can’t see Sean Connery from here.
(Reference to the 1981 movie Outland)
posted on 03/30/2014 3:45:08 AM PDT
("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
Old McDonald had a moon, Eee-i, eee, Io.
I hate it when they burn the edges of the crust like that. :-)
Some of Io's volcanic lava is so hot it glows in the dark.
Huh? Umm, it's lava. Doesn't all lava glow? Or am I missing something?
posted on 03/30/2014 5:55:11 AM PDT
(It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
Looks like they found my old bowling ball I threw in the lake about 45 years ago........
posted on 03/30/2014 5:58:01 AM PDT
by Hot Tabasco
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posted on 03/30/2014 6:20:13 AM PDT
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Huh, I knew I recognized that!
Thank you for the ping, Mr. Civilizations.
It’s interesting to see what tidal forces can do when there are enough moons
involved to generate friction, not to forget Jupiter itself.
Nice picture as well.
Lava can be either hot or cold. The piece is written poorly, IMO.
Io parlo Astronomia
posted on 03/30/2014 9:23:11 AM PDT
Erf & Nerf
posted on 03/30/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT
posted on 03/30/2014 7:17:24 PM PDT
by Ken H
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