The gravitational pull of Jupiter and its other moons on the moon Io is so great that it creates ground tides that cause solid rock to regularly rise and fall by hundreds of feet.
Like Our Moon, But Completely Different
Watch And Learn: Our Favorite Videos About Jupiter's Moons
The Moons Of Jupiter
Take a tour of Jupiter's natural satellites.
Key Facts In This Video
Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, is bigger than the planet Mercury. 01:14
Io is the most volcanic object in the solar system, with more than 400 active volcanoes. 03:31
Many scientists believe that Europa could harbor life. 06:26
Io Has An Underground Ocean Of Magma
No wonder it has so many volcanoes.
The Water Geysers Of Europa
Between living on Io and Europa, we choose Europa.
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily