Bright Plains (Io)
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Plains on Io whose material is bright relative to the surrounding materials.
SO2 snow/frost deposits.
Yellow and white bright plains of Io (Fig. 1) result from the accumulation of sulfur-rich (bright-yellow) and SO 2-bearing (white) diffuse deposits of volcanic origin.
KeywordsElemental Sulfur Geographical Information Surface Coating Lava Flow Heterogeneous Mixture
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- Williams DA, Keszthelyi LP, Crown DA, Jennifer A. Yff, Jaeger WL, Schenk PM, Geissler PE, Becker TL (2011) Geologic Map of Io. Pamphlet to accompany Scientific Investigations Map, 3168. U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3168/
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