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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Loki erupts on Io's limb

Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, pretty pictures, Voyager 1 and 2

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Loki erupts on Io's limb This Voyager 1 image of Io shows the active volcanic plume of Loki on the limb. A heart-shaped feature southeast of Loki consists of fallout deposits from the active plume Pele. The images that make up this mosaic were taken from an average distance of approximately 490,000 kilometers.

NASA / JPL

Original image data dated on or about March 5, 1979

 

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