Desktop Friday: Io

What’s on your desktop this week? I’ve got another moon.
Io on Jupiter's Edge
This is Jupiter and its moon Io. In the movie 2010, a joint US-Soviet space expedition travels to Io to locate the spacecraft Discovery, in order to reactivate the murderous computer HAL 9000, and learn what really happened to the 2001 mission. The design of the Soviet space craft in this film bears a striking resemblance to the Earth Alliance cruisers seen years later in the TV series Babylon 5.

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