Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Sciencehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Io's largest volcano, Loki, erupts every 500 days. Every day now, she will erupt again.
Io's largest volcano, Loki, erupts every 500 days. Every day now, she will erupt again.
The moon of Jupiter Yo is in sharp contrast to the other three Galilean moons. While Callisto, Ganymede and Europe appear to have underground oceans, Io is a volcanic world covered with more than 400 active volcanoes. In fact, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
Io's largest volcano was named Loki, after god in Norse mythology. It is the most active and powerful volcano in the solar system. Since 1979 we have known that it is active and that it is continuous and variable. And since 2002, thanks to a research article in Geophysical Research Letters, we know that it erupts regularly.
The first author in the 2002 document was Julie Rutban, who is now a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Planetary Sciences. Rutban now presents a poster for Loki at the Planetary Sciences Division at the 51
st Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society. According to Rathbun, Loki is expected to erupt again every day.