Thursday, May 03, 2007

Volcano in Space

Image released by NASA from the New Horizons probe which shows a plume of ash at the top of Jupiter's moon Io which is thought to be a volcanic eruption
First there was Wudu in Space. Now, we have Volcano in Space. And you know Dinah has a thing about volcanoes. Thanks to the Daily Mail for the great article and pics. About the pic:
One of the large moons, named "Io", is thought to be the most volcanically active body in the solar system, and scientists say the pictures from New Horizons show a volcanic eruption taking place. The piano-sized robotic probe's seven cameras revealed an umbrella-shaped plume rising 200 miles into space from the volcano Tvashtar.