A satellite captured the image of a volcanic eruption on one of Jupiter's moons. The moon, called Io, was discovered by Galileo in 1610 and is home to more than 400 active volcanoes. Its volatile environment is riddled with hundred mile long lava flows and mountain peaks that surpass that of Mt. Everest. It ranks high on one of the places you do not want to visit. It also ranks high for for dramatic eruptions as shown in the image above. Astronomers estimate a height of 86 miles for the volcanic plume captured in the photograph.
Io is home to more than 400 active volcanoes.
We live in an amazing world and events like this always seem to help me gain perspective on how big our world really is.