APOD: 2014 March 30 – Io in True Color

March 30, 2014

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day:

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Io in true color; NASA APOD; Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140330.html

Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140330.html

[…] sulfur and molten silicate rock”. Not quite as crappy as HD 189733b [1], but not really comfy either.

1. “According to some recent news accounts, the atmospheric temperature is believed to be over 1000° C, with 7000 kph winds. […] And it rains molten glass. Sideways.” — http://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/43/627