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A post-Galileo view of Io's interior

Keszthelyi, Laszlo; Jaeger, Windy L.; Turtle, Elizabeth P.; Milazzo, Moses; Radebaugh, Jani

We present a self-consistent model for the interior of Io, taking the recent Galileo data into account. In this model, Io has a completely molten core, substantially molten mantle, and a very cold lithosphere. Heat from magmatic activity can mobilize volatile compounds such as SO2 in the lithosphere, and the movement of such cryogenic fluids may be important in the formation of surface features including sapping scarps and paterae.

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