Lava Waves Flow Inside Loki Volcano Lava Lake
|05/11/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Waves of lava flow inside the largest volcano crater on Jupiter’s fourth biggest moon, Loki.
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley were able to take advantage of a celestial alignment between Loki and another moon, Europa, to make the discovery.
Loki, which is the most volcanic body in the solar system, has over 400 active volcanoes, and Loki Patera is that moon’s largest crater. Loki is named after the Norse god, and patera means a bowl-shaped volcanic crater.
In 2015, when Europa passed in front of the moon Io, it cast a shadow, allowing researchers to measure the ultraviolet radiation. That observation read more >>>