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08/03/1979 Io volcanoes


NASA | New Horizons: Volcanic Eruption Plume on Jupiter's moon IO


Explosive Planet Io - Wonders of the Solar System - BBC Two


Jupiter’s Moon Io Had Three Massive Volcanic Eruptions In Two Weeks



The Voyager 1 imaging scientist Linda Morabito discovered volcanic activity on Io, a moon of Jupiter, the date of discovery sometimes also cited as March 9. She detected a 270 kilometers long cloud of volcanic origin. It was the first proof of active extra-terrestrial volcanoes. According to the current state of knowledge, Io hosts around 400 volcanoes.
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