Volcanos on Jupiter’s moon are painting its surface with beautiful colors

For the first time ever, astronomers were able to see the effects of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of the innermost large moon of Jupiter. Io is the most volcanically-active body in the Solar System apart from the Earth. Astronomers know of more than 400 volcanoes strewn across the surface of Io. These eruptions release vast quantities of sulfur gas which freezes, falling to the surface of Io, coating the moon in red, orange, yellow, and white deposits. You’ve got another thin coming, Lucy The atmosphere of Io is astonishingly thin — a billion times thinner than the atmosphere of… This story continues at The Next Web

Volcanos on Jupiter’s moon are painting its surface with beautiful colors

For the first time ever, astronomers were able to see the effects of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of the innermost large moon of Jupiter. Io is the most volcanically-active body in the Solar System apart from the Earth. Astronomers know of more than 400 volcanoes strewn across the surface of Io. These eruptions release vast quantities of sulfur gas which freezes, falling to the surface of Io, coating the moon in red, orange, yellow, and white deposits. You’ve got another thin coming, Lucy The atmosphere of Io is astonishingly thin — a billion times thinner than the atmosphere of…

This story continues at The Next Web