Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

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AOSS Professors' Exciting Work Published in Science

Posted: May 17, 2011

The journal Science recently published the work of AOSS assistant research scientist Xianzhe Jia, along with AOSS Research Professor Margaret G. Kivelson and others, on the interior structure of Jupiter's moon Io.  The report, Evidence of a Global Magma Ocean in Io’s Interior, which details evidence of a subsurface ocean of molten or partially molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, is published online at: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2011/05/11/science.1201425.

Io's 'Sounding Signal'

This graphic and animation show the internal structure of Jupiter's moon Io as revealed by data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.  Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Michigan/UCLA. Read NASA press release.

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