Loki is up to it again….

Nope.  Not the Norse god.  I did make you look, however.  Here is what we are really talking about:

Seismic activity on our planet these days is fairly lame compared to the billions of years of activity preceding our current age.  That does not discount the fact that Earth is still quite active, geologically—especially in the face of tragedies such as the recent earthquake that hit Nepal. So, maybe Earthlings should consider themselves fortunate, at least to some degree, that we do not reside on Io, one of Jupiter’s moons—and the most geologically active celestial body in our solar system.  In fact, NASA has discovered through remote sensing technology from the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) images of the small volcanically active moon. A large volcanic depression, named Loki after the volatile Norse god, is shown in the image below, courtesy of LBTO-NASA.


Loki is only 124 miles in diameter and is about 373 million miles from Earth.  It is only recently that Loki has been observable from Earth, with the aid of innovative technology like the LBTO.

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