From the Smithsonian: “An 86-mile-high volcanic plume explodes above the horizon of Jupiter’s moon Io. The plume is erupting over a caldera (volcanic depression), named Pillan Patera, after a South American god of thunder, fire, and volcanoes.”
Browsing ATI By space
Now, realize that you are an infinitesimal fraction of half a speck within this image and quit worrying.
With minimal pollution or cloud coverage obscuring the ethereal views and a nice 14,000-feet extension into the sky to bring them that much closer, Mauna Kea is regarded by many as the premiere observatory in the Northern Hemisphere. The sights you see are the result of one dedicated photographer’s time lapse of the area, spanning for three days in April. Enjoy.