Looking at Io

New Horizons casts an eye on Io, catching the north pole volcano Tvashtar kicking it up a notch. Note the other two plumes, one on the equator at left (Prometheus), and another (Masubi) manifesting as that bright patch just past the day-night terminator.

More images have been stored aboard the spacecraft and will be downloaded to Earth in the months ahead. The closest Jupiter encounter was a week ago today. Next stop is Pluto, but not for another eight years.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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