Io

By: Michael

What is Io

What is Io? Io is Jupiters fifth moon and happens to be the closest of them. Io was named after a mortal women who Zues fell in love with but changed her into a cow so they wouldn't detect her

Discovery

Io was discovered on January 8, 1610 by Galileo. This eventually lead to the understanding of moons and suns.

Characteristics

Io is one of the most colorful satellites in the galaxy and it has about 200 volcanoes. It is one of the most volcanically active moons in the solar system. When they were looking Io and saw what appeared to be a lump of some sorts, they thought it was another moon but then they realized oh that's a volcano shooting lava 150 miles high. Io is only slightly bigger then our moon.
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Jupiter's moon Io: A Volcanic Inferno

Sources

BOOKS:Brewer, Duncan. Jupiter. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1992. Print

IMAGES: Io. 2014. Http://solarsystem.nasa.gov, n.p.,Minard, Anne. Jupiter’s Fiery Moon Io Could One Day Break Free. 2009. Universetoday.com, n.p.

VIDEOS: Jupiter's Moon Io: A Volcanic Inferno. Dir. Odalis Sanchez. 2013. Youtube.

WEBSITES: "Solar System Exploration." Solar System Exploration. N.p., 08 Nov. 2014. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.