PIA02288: Io Caldera
Target Name: Io
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 420 x 279 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: PIA02288
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02288.jpg (9.196 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Voyager 1 took this narrow-angle camera image on 5 March 1979 from a distance of 69,000 kilometers. The feature shown is a volcanic caldera which may be actively spewing material into space (dark gray fuzz near the upper-right part of the caldera rim). In addition, very dark lava has flowed out of the fissure and spread on the floor of the caldera. The Voyager Project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-05-25