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Space News Archive - October 26, 2003

For those wishing to tour another solar system, Jupiter is a close simulation. Jupiter's moon, Io, is definitely out of this world.Astrobio Magazine -- The diameter of Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io, could fit within the footprint of the continental United States--about 2,175 miles across.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'