PIA00323: Eruption of Pele


Eruption of Pele

Caption:

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.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Io Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Plume, Storm, Volcano
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1998-06-04
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/USGS
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00323
Identifier PIA00323