Feast your eyes on the volcano-covered surface of Io, the innermost of Jupiter's four Galilean moons.
We've been snapping photo's of Io's stunning surface features for decades, but only recently did the US Geological Survey team up with NASA to create a detailed "global" picture of the moon; what you see here is the product of that collaboration — the first geologic map of the solar system's most geologically active object.
You might think this map — which was published on Monday by the USGS — looks similar to others that you've seen, but there are a number of things that set it apart. For instance, unlike other planetary geologic maps, Io's surface features were characterized using four separate global image mosaics, combining the very best images collected from NASA's Voyager missions with those from the Galileo orbiter. All told, this map assembles data collected over the span of almost a quarter century. [Hi res version available here]