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Does Jupiters moon Io exhibit plate tectonics?

  1. Feb 16, 2013 #1
    From what i understand Io is extreamly active on geologically. So does it also produce plate tectonics?
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  3. Feb 16, 2013 #2


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    I browsed google a bit and came up with conflicting answers. Here's two of the sources I looked at.

    From here: http://lasp.colorado.edu/education/outerplanets/moons_galilean.php

    From here: ftp://ftp.lpi.usra.edu/pub/outgoing/lpsc2009/full327.pdf

    So I'd guess that tectonic activity does take place, but I don't know about Plate Tectonics.
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