Beautiful little time lapse of a volcanic eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io. These still images come from 2007 when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft slingshotted past Jupiter on its way to Pluto and beyond. The actual time from frame 1 to frame 5 is 8 minutes. The volcano is just behind Io in this sequence, so only the volcanic plume is visible and not the volcano itself.
Originally shared by EarthSky
Five-image sequence showing Io’s volcano Tvashtar spewing material 200 miles (330 km) above its surface. http://bit.ly/2e09vh5 #volcanos