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AOSS Professors' Research Attracts Worldwide Attention

Posted: May 18, 2011

AOSS Professors' Research Attracts Worldwide Attention

The recent published 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 is gaining worldwide news coverage. 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.

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