Science Huge volcanic eruptions illuminate Jupiter moon

Jupiter's third largest moon, Io, was the scene of three massive volcanic eruptions over a two-week span in August.

By , SPACE.com Senior Writer

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Stunning new photos have captured some of the most powerful volcanic eruptions ever observed beyond Earth, revealing a hellish environment on Jupiter's active "pizza moon" Io.