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Volcanic origin of the eruptive plumes on Io

January 1, 1981
A quadruple long exposure of Io in eclipse exhibits faint auroral emission from the eruptive plumes. No luminous spots in the vents, predicted by Gold, were observed. Heat from the interior of Io appears to be the predominant source of energy in the plumes.
Publication Year 1981
Title Volcanic origin of the eruptive plumes on Io
DOI 10.1126/science.211.4489.1419
Authors A. F. Cook, E.M. Shoemaker, B.A. Smith, G. E. Danielson, T. V. Johnson, S.P. Synnott
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70011821
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse