PIA00323: Eruption of Pele
 Target Name:  Io
 Is a satellite of:  Jupiter
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 1
 Product Size:  2625 x 1840 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Addition Date:  1998-06-04
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00323.tif (8.268 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00323.jpg (268 kB)

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The eruption of Pele on Jupiter's moon Io. The volcanic plume rises 300 kilometers above the surface in an umbrella-like shape. The plume fallout covers an area the size of Alaska. The vent is a dark spot just north of the triangular-shaped plateau (right center). To the left, the surface is covered by colorful lava flows rich in sulfur.

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