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Volcanic eruptions on Io
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Keck II and Gemini North Observatory observations of Io taken on August 15, 2013 and August 29, 2013. The three images from August 15 were taken at different near-infrared wavelengths and show the intensity of the Rarog Patera eruption. The image from August 29 shows the 201308C eruption, then just starting, and a faint spot from Rarog and Heno, suggesting that 14 days after the start of the their eruptions, they had both quieted down.
NSF / NASA / JPL-Caltech / UC Berkeley / Gemini Observatory / W. M. Keck Observatory
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Original image data dated on or about August 15, 2013
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