Io
Io
Io

Io


An Io globe (Jupiter I), one of the four large moons of Jupiters, also known and as the Galilean Satellites.

One of the most active worlds of the solar system, with over 400 active volcanoes, It's colourful surface is a painting of sulphuric and silicate lava flows tens of even hundreds of kilometres long.

All too often, volcanic explosion eject material up to 200km into space, producing large umbrella-shaped plumes that slowly rain back unto the moon's surface colouring it red black and white.

The moon's surface changes so fast, that a true Io globe becomes almost a meaningless concept since in only a few decades it becomes inaccurate. Instead this globe represents a mere snapshot in time, largely based on the observations of the Galileo spacecraft.