Io After Galileo

A New View of Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon

  • Rosaly M. C. Lopes
  • John R. Spencer

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Alfred S. McEwen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Dale P. Cruikshank, Robert M. Nelson
    Pages 5-33
  4. Jason Perry, Rosaly M. C. Lopes, John R. Spencer, Claudia Alexander
    Pages 35-59
  5. William B. McKinnon
    Pages 61-88
  6. William B. Moore, Gerald Schubert, John D. Anderson, John R. Spencer
    Pages 89-108
  7. Elizabeth P. Turtle, Windy L. Jaeger, Paul M. Schenk
    Pages 109-131
  8. David A. Williams, Robert R. Howell
    Pages 133-161
  9. Paul E. Geissler, David B. Goldstein
    Pages 163-192
  10. Robert W. Carlson, Jeff S. Kargel, Sylvain Douté, Laurence A. Soderblom, J. Brad Dalton
    Pages 193-229
  11. Emmanuel Lellouch, Melissa A. McGrath, Kandis Lea Jessup
    Pages 231-264
  12. Nicholas M. Schneider, Fran Bagenal
    Pages 265-286
  13. Franck Marchis, John R. Spencer, Rosaly M. C. Lopes
    Pages 287-306
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 307-375

About this book


Jupiter’s moon Io is the Solar System’s most exotic satellite. Active volcanism on Io was discovered from observations by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1979, confirming a possibility suggested from theoretical studies of Io’s orbit. Our knowledge of Io’s volcanism, composition, and space environment were significantly increased as a result of observations by the Galileo spacecraft from 1996 through 2001. The end of the Galileo mission in 2003 makes this an ideal time to summarize the new results in a book as no book has ever been written about Jupiter’s volcanic moon, Io.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Rosaly M. C. Lopes
    • 1
  • John R. Spencer
    • 2
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASAPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Space StudiesSouthwest Research InstituteBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34681-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48841-5
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