Io’s Lava Lakes Like Early Earth?

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Tracy Gregg, Dr. Tracy K. P. Gregg Associate Professor in the Geology Department. Credit: University of Buffalo

This is a study about how Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io could help scientists understand what the Earth itself looked like in its earliest days. Although its a tiny moon far, far away from the Sun – Io is actually the most volcanically active world in the Solar System.

The study was led by Dr Tracy Gregg at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Gregg is a specialist when it comes to lava flows. She studies them anywhere where they can be found. Anywhere – on Earth from land to mid-ocean ridge, and beyond Earth from boiling Venus to booming Io.