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  • NASA Probe Spies Plumes Above Jupiter Moon’s Lava Lakes

    NASA Probe Spies Plumes Above Jupiter Moon’s Lava Lakes

    It’s not a big moon relative to some of its neighbors, but Jupiter’s Io is exceedingly active, with volcanoes by the hundreds spewing lava plumes dozens of miles above its surface, per NASA. Infrared tech aboard the space agency’s Juno probe mapped two such eruptions in February, returning valuable data on the mysterious happenings beneath…