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Paper: The Future of Io Exploration
Volume: 272, The Future of Solar System Exploration, 2003-2013: Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey
Page: 201
Authors: Spencer, J.R.; Bagenal, F.; Davies, A.G.; de Pater, I.; Herbert, F.; Howell, R.R.; Keszthelyi, L.P.; Lopes, R.M.C.; McGrath, M.A.; Milazzo, M.P.; Moses, J.; Perry, J.; Radebaugh, J.; Rathbun, J.A.; Schneider, N.M.; Schubert, G.; Smythe, W.; Terrile, R.J.; Turtle, E.P.; Williams, D.A.
Abstract: Io's dynamism makes it a uniquely exciting target for future exploration. It has much to teach us about the fundamental process of tidal heating, about large-scale volcanic processes, and about basic planetary physics. Many questions remain, and most of these can be addressed with future missions to the Jovian system, and improved UV instrumentation on large near-earth telescopes. Large groundbased telescopes (for good spatial resolution) and medium to small groundbased telescopes (for good temporal resolution), also have important contributions to make.
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