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CROPPED This Voyager 1 image mosaic shows a large area of Io's volcanic plains, with numerous volcanic calderas and lava flows. Loki Patera, an active lava lake 1,000 times large than Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake, is the black horseshoe-shaped feature in the lower part of the image. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Volcano Watch: Active lava lakes are found beyond Earth

Exploration of volcanoes within our solar system has been much like the exploration of Hawaiian volcanoes in the 19th century: sporadic.

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In 1979, Voyager 1 revealed dynamic volcanic activity from the first close-up pictures of its surface

Adaptive Optics allows Earth-based monitoring of Io’s fiery show

In 1979, Voyager 1 revealed dynamic volcanic activity from the first close-up pictures of its surface

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