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Studenterkollokvium, Ann Mary Wilson: Volcanoes on Io

The volcano-laced surface of Jupiter’s moon Io captured in Infrared by the Juno spacecraft on July 5, 2022. Brighter spots indicate higher temperatures in this image.

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Torsdag 4. maj 2023,  kl. 15:15 - 16:00


Fys. Aud.

Supervisor: Hans Kjeldsen

Jupiter has many moons among them the Italian astronomer , Galileo Galilee discovered 4 moons using his homemade telescope. They are Io, Europa , Ganymede, and Callisto. Io is the innermost moon of Jupiter and it is the most geologically active moon in the solar system. The geological activity on Io was discovered because of active volcanoes on the moon. These volcanoes are different from the ones we see on Earth.

In this colloquium, the reasons for active volcanism and its impact on Io will be discussed. At the end, we will also discuss the recently launched “JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE)” mission.