Io the moon
By Kimmie Shultis
The moons place
Io has tidal forces that cause Io's surface to go in and out by as much as 330 feet. The tidal generates tremendous amount of heat in the moon, the subsurface crust in liquid form seeking any available escape route to the surface to relieve the pressure. The surface is constantly filling the craters with molten lava lakes and spreading smooth new floodplains of liquid rock. But people think that there is no clear information of this, but theories suggest that it is largely molten sulfur and its compounds. The primary constituent of the thin atmosphere is because of Sulfur dioxide.
We all know the name of Galileo Galilei. He found Io on January 8, 1610. But really the moon was found on the day before but Galileo didn't know the difference between Ion and Europa ( other moon of Jupiter). The discover of the moon was the understanding of the planets orbiting the sun and not the other way around.
Why was it called Io?
Io was really called medicean planets because of the individual family and the moon and other moons had been called by numbers (l, ll, lll, and lV). But Ionwas finally named Io because people thought numbers were hard to understand in the mid-1800s.
Something you didn't know.
Io was originally designated Jupiter 1 by Galileo because it is the first satellite of Jupiter. Io is name for the daughter of Inachus, who was raped by Jupiter. Jupiter, in an effort to find his crime from his wife, Juno, transform Io into a heifer.
Why was it called Io?
Random fun facts
- Temperatures can go over 4000F
- Mountains on Io can climb to 52,000ft
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