Io After Galileo

Rosaly C. Lopes and John R. Spencer

Io After GalileoFrom 1996 to 2001 the Galileo spacecraft made numerous observations of Jupiterís moon, Io. It made some dramatic discoveries, including that of very high temperatures consistent with prehistoric ultramafic-type lavas on Earth, and the ubiquity of hot spots on the surface. Following the Galileo mission, our knowledge of the Solar Systemís most exotic satellite is greatly increased.

Io After Galileo, with contributions from experts in the field, many of whom were involved in the Galileo mission The book also looks at the questions which still remain unanswered, and looks ahead to future observations from spacecraft, ground-based instruments, and orbiting telescopes.

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Extent: 300 pages; 16-page colour section
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: June 2006
ISBN: 978-3-540-34681-4



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