1.3 Volcanic eruptions on Io
In this video Paul Schenk of the Lunar and Planetary Institute and David Rothery of The Open University discuss the orbital resonance that leads to the tidal heating that powers Io’s volcanoes and keeps several other moons warm inside too.
- . In May 2014 David Rothery recorded a bonus video with Stan Peale about his work that predicted Io’s tidal heating just before it was discovered.
- Where does the energy to heat Io come from? This question was answered by David Rothery on The Naked Scientists BBC radio programme 6 March 2017 (2 minute audio).