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Loki Patera, Io

Loki Patera, Io

NASA / JPL / UA

Loki Patera, Io
The detailed structure near the volcano Loki is like nothing seen elsewhere on Io. When this Voyager 1 picture was taken, the main eruptive activity came from the lower left of the dark linear feature (perhaps a rift) in the center. Below is the "lava lake," a U-shaped dark area about 200 kilometers across.

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Original image data dated on or about March 5, 1979

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