[Above] This issue of Science featuring a composite of images from Jupiter's realm, acquired by Voyager 1, contains the L.A. Morabito et al article announcing the discovery of the volcanic activity on Io in the science literature. From Full Cover from Science Vol. 204 no. 4396. 1 June 1979. Reprinted with permission from AAAS [Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided that uses are for noncommercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published, or sold in whole or in part, without prior written permission from the publisher]
Linda Morabito: Astronomer, Discoverer, Researcher, Professor, Author, and Speaker
Linda Morabito's publications in scientific journals include L.A. Morabito, S. P. Synnott, P.N. Kupferman, Stewart A. Collins, "Discovery of Currently Active Extraterrestrial Volcanism", Science, Vol. 204, 1 June 1979, pp 972, in which she announced her discovery.
Linda has written her memoir "Parallel Universes, A Memoir from the Edges of Space and Time" under the name of Linda Morabito Meyer.In this revealing memoir about her life, Linda captures the minute-to-minute events inside the world of planetary exploration at Jet Propulsion Laboratory as she analyzes a picture of Io taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft four hundred million miles from Earth.
Yet, another picture would hold as deep a mystery in this astronomer's life; a cherished photograph Linda had of herself at the age of two.In the eyes of the child in this photograph, is as important a discovery about her own life and Christian faith as Linda had made in science.
What Linda had witnessed as a two-and-a-half year old child that was locked deep inside her memory sends her on an exploration through time as profound and compelling as her lifelong journey through space.