PIA00323: Eruption of Pele
Target Name: Io
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Product Size: 2625 x 1840 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Addition Date: 1998-06-04
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-04