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Io. Characteristics Io is about 4.5 billion years old Io is the fifth moon from Jupiter (422,000 km) Io takes 1.77 Earth days to orbit Radius of 1,131.7.

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2 Characteristics Io is about 4.5 billion years old Io is the fifth moon from Jupiter (422,000 km) Io takes 1.77 Earth days to orbit Radius of 1,131.7 miles Slight elliptical shape

3 Origin Io is named for the daughter of Inachus, whom Zeus raped. He turned Io into a cow to hide the incident from his wife.

4 Special Attributes Molten Sulfur Gives the Moon Color Believed to Have Metallic Core Mountains as High as 9 Km

5 Physical Attributes Volcanic Activity Mostly sulfur dioxide Orbit cuts across Jupiter’s magnetic lines video-1st-map-volcanic-jupiter-moon.html

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