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2004-Jun-17, 03:41 PM
Hottest Body Outside The Sun: Researchers Show Jupiter's Moon Io Vaporizing Rock Gases Into Atmosphere (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/06/040616064614.htm)

Why, what were you thinking?

2004-Jun-17, 04:33 PM
For what it's worth, I'm a little surprised.

Earth is cooler, apparently.

The temperature of the lava in the tubes is about 1,250 degrees Celsius (2,200 degrees Fahrenheit). -- USGS/HVO Volcano Watch, June 4, 1998.
[From... here (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Outreach/AboutVolcanoes/how_hot_is_a_volcano.html)