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NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured this dramatic image of mountains on Io in February 2000. The image was taken when the Sun was low in the sky, illuminating the scene from the left, so it reveals topographic details of Io's surface. A low scarp, roughly 250 meters (820 feet) high, runs from the upper left toward the center of the image. Mongibello Mons, the jagged ridge at the left of the image, rises 7 kilometers (23,000 feet) above the plains of Io, higher than any mountain in North America. Few of Io's mountains (see also
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