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Melting of Io by Tidal Dissipation

S. J. Peale, P. Cassen and R. T. Reynolds
Science
New Series, Vol. 203, No. 4383 (Mar. 2, 1979), pp. 892-894
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1747884
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Melting of Io by Tidal Dissipation
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Abstract

The dissipation of tidal energy in Jupiter's satellite Io is likely to have melted a major fraction of the mass. Consequences of a largely molten interior may be evident in pictures of Io's surface returned by Voyager I.

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