A post-Galileo view of Io's interior

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We present a self-consistent model for the interior of Io, taking the recent Galileo data into account. In this model, Io has a completely molten core, substantially molten mantle, and a very cold lithosphere. Heat from magmatic activity can mobilize volatile compounds such as SO2 in the lithosphere, and the movement of such cryogenic fluids may be important in the formation of surface features including sapping scarps and paterae.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A post-Galileo view of Io's interior
Series title Icarus
DOI 10.1016/j.icarus.2004.01.005
Volume 169
Issue 1
Year Published 2004
Language English
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Icarus
First page 271
Last page 286
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