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Eruption of Pele

Target Name:  Io
Spacecraft:  Voyager 1
Produced by:  NASA/USGS
Copyright: NASA Copyright Free Policy
Date Released: 27 February 2003

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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).

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