ljk4-1 wrote: Speaking of Io mysteries: Remember the 1981 SF film Outland, which took place on
a mining colony on that moon?
Hello again. You are correct and I remember the film that I did see in the movie theater here.
I have earlier mentioned my lifelong friend with a space interest here, yes he was sitting in the chair next to mine nudging me asking questions of what I thought about the details. This was at a time when we worked together as undertakers. Enough look backs for me - get on with it!!
Sean Connery starring in a film about a moon that was a subject almost everyone's lips after the discovery of the violent vulcanism - irresistable combination!
The film made in UK, directed and adapted by Peter Hyams.
The spacesuits seemed to me to be thin for such a heavy radiation environment and I had a hard time accepting those when I watched - but on the other hand, if they only used those in the mine underground.
One detail I remember was a sort of grid outside the base. At first I didnt understand what the function was until in a fight one assasin did drop off and skitted down it sparks flying. I got the idea that it was supposed to be for power tapping energy from Jupiters radiation belt.
So at the time I accepted Outland to be good sciense vice from what we knew back then, I was even suprised they gotten it so up to current knowledge - on the other hand there were not much shown of the actual surface of Io from what I can remember.