Astronomers track Io’s volcanic eruptions

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Using ground-based telescopes from 2013 to 2015 astronomers have been able to track the volcanic eruptions occurring on Jupiter’s moon Io.

The resolution isn’t great, but they can definitely detect changes on the surface that even indicate that some eruptions actually appear to trigger other eruptions.


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