The stars will lose their regular motion, and the moon will only reflect a faint reddish glow. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
On its way to the icy worlds of our outer solar system, the New Horizons spacecraft caught an incredible sight.
As it zipped past Jupiter, the probe captured a 200-mile-high (320 km) volcanic plume erupting on the surface of the planet’s third largest moon, Io.
Locked in a perpetual tug of war between the gravity of Jupiter and the planet's smaller moons, Io’s orbit is irregularly elliptical.This causes the moon, which is 370 million miles (591 million km) from Earth, to have widely varying distances from Jupiter.The distance creates tremendous tidal forces causing Io's surface to bulge up and down by as much as 330 feet (100 m).
In comparison, in places where tides are highest on Earth, the difference between low and high tides is only 60 feet (18 m).This tidal pumping generates a huge amount of heat within Io, keeping much of its subsurface crust in liquid form.
To relieve the pressure, the surface of Io is constantly renewing itself, filling in any impact craters with molten lava lakes and spreading smooth new floodplains of liquid rock.
The make-up of this material is not yet entirely clear, but theories suggest that it is largely molten sulphur or silicate.
Images snapped by the spacecraft’s high-resolution telescopic camera were taken in March 2007 but have only just been released by Nasa.
The huge plume is thought to have been created by Tvashtar volcano in Io’s northern hemisphere.
The space agency recently announced that it is planning a daring robotic mission to another of Jupier’s moons, Europa, which could take place by 2025. Daily Mail
MARIA OF THE CROSS,
Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT,
Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Melanie
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