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Fraser
2013-Apr-04, 10:40 PM
Jupiter’s moon Io features at least 400 active volcanoes, making it the most volcanically active world in our Solar System. However, the location of the volcanoes on Io just doesn’t match up with scientific models that predict how the moon’s interior is heated. “Rigorous statistical analysis of the distribution of volcanoes in the new global [...]

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publiusr
2013-Apr-06, 06:32 PM
Look for Hoagland to make something of this...

Buttercup
2013-Apr-06, 06:45 PM
Look for Hoagland to make something of this...

:hand: :lol:

The scientists can tell it to Io. Bumble bees aren't supposed to fly either.

fertilizerspike
2013-Apr-07, 05:18 AM
Jupiter’s moon Io features at least 400 active volcanoes, making it the most volcanically active world in our Solar System. However, the location of the volcanoes on Io just doesn’t match up with scientific models that predict how the moon’s interior is heated. “Rigorous statistical analysis of the distribution of volcanoes in the new global [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/101251/ios-volcanoes-are-in-the-wrong-place/)

Io's "volcanoes" are not where astronogers expect them because their models are wrong. A scientist would see this as falsification of a model, when expectations are routinely unmet. Io's "volcanoes" are electric discharges from the plasma torus around Jupiter to the moon's surface. This is why they are so bright and why they migrate so quickly, because they are not geysers of magma coming from inside the planet, they are electric discharges on the surface. They show the same spectra as lightning.

fertilizerspike
2013-Apr-07, 05:19 AM
:hand: :lol:

The scientists can tell it to Io. Bumble bees aren't supposed to fly either.

The idea that bees should not be able to fly is based on the notion that bees don't eat enough calories to move themselves through the air. It was discovered, however, that bees have an organ between their wings that allows them to recapture spent energy of wing flaps and use it for the return flaps. Problem solved using science.