Date of discovery: July 17, 2011
Location of discovery: Jupiter's moon IO
While looking at the surface of IO, a small moon of Jupiter, I came across a mountain area with a volcano. I found this face on the surface of IO. The area you see is called Tupan Patera, an active volcano. The image of the face was taken by the Galileo space craft on October 2001. This area was of high interest to NASA and photos were taken in 1979, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002.
Oddly enough, the volcano was named after the thunder god of Tupi-Guarani indigenous people in Brazil, by the International Astronomical Union in 1997. So this is the face of a god?
☯ Scott C. Waring wrote “UFO Sightings of 2006-2009” and "Dragons of Asgard." ☯