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D▲Y 2 -IO

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

𝚂𝚊𝚕𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚜𝚌𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝 𝚍𝚊𝚢!

Artists representation of Tohil Mons - Moon Io

Image credit:Ron Miller

Today we acknowledge the brilliant minds of planetary scientists from past, present and future space missions and who have collectively shaped our understanding of these magnificent satellites of the outer solar system.

Dr Ashley Davies - volcanologist specialist from NASA/JPL

Visiting Erta'Ale in Ethiopia 2009

Dr Ashley Davies - volcanologist specialist from NASA/JPL with Falkenberg

Image credit: Paul Myer Hopkins

Day two draws special attention to the scientist I consulted with on the first movement, Dr Ashley Davies; volcanologist specialist from NASA/JPL, who helped convey the science and stories of the fascinating world of Io.

The photos of Ashley and I were taken at NASA/JPL in 2018 and features Ashley's incredible book 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗜𝗼. THE MOONS SYMPHONY had just given a presentation to the Cassini scientists that day to share the creative process and how the science influenced the music and libretto in the symphony.

Thank you, Dr Ashley, for being so patient in walking me through the scintillating science of the most powerful moon in our solar system!

Author Amanda Lee Falkenberg - THE MOONS SYMPHONY® 2022

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