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Jupiter's moon Io is intensely yellow from sulfur and molten silicate rock. Its pocked surface is due to young, active volcanoes.

Jupiter's moon Io is intensely yellow from sulfur and molten silicate rock. Its pocked surface is due to young, active volcanoes.

Mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.

Mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the…

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the…

Miranda, moon of Uranus.  My favorite moon. The geology is simply amazing!

Miranda, moon of Uranus. My favorite moon. The geology is simply amazing!

callisto. one of jupiter's moons and one of my very favorite things in space. - Bing Images

callisto. one of jupiter's moons and one of my very favorite things in space. - Bing Images