Io, Jupiter’s moon, is one of the most volcanically active worlds in the Solar System. It has hundreds of volcanoes and some eruptions reach some 250 miles high. That’s not 250 metres high – that’s 250 miles high.
In other words, you can see some of Io’s volcanic eruptions from space. You can see them a long way off in space as this incredible picture shows.
The picture was taken during a flyby of Jupiter in 2007, it shows a huge eruption on Io’s night side from a volcano called Tvashtar. This is one of the 250 miles high eruptions we were warned about.
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Have you ever seen anything like this? Could you even imagine such a large volcano and eruption?
You can read more about Io and the moon’s volcanoes at NASA.gov.