inhabitable. Habitability is a very tricky thing. fit for habitation; "the habitable world""" Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Io would not be a great Idea. Is it habitable for say a hunter/gatherer tribe? Could it be habitable in the future for humans? Term "habitable zone" speaks only to star distance between ranges so hot as only vapor and bound in compounds or dissolved in molten rock or opposite limit as only frozen, but last dual Lunar missions impacted and spectroscopically located HO types of water related ions widely spread over our moon so reputedly disturbing for how dry were Apollo-returned rocks. Pulled wither by the Gravity of Jupiter and the exterior moons. It is the most Volcanic body in the Solar System. We could find a lot of things on the Planet that we missed out on and this means that would could Absolutely. No. Discovering it Why it's Habitable It would impact our world Scientifically because then we would be able to find new habitable worlds. Volcanoes pop up all the time and the ejecta has been known to go up to 250 miles in places Also, we might not know of some Elements on Io. This will allow people to move about on the surface without wearing protective suits. Heat-pipe tectonics is a cooling mode of terrestrial planets in which the main heat transport mechanism on the planet is volcanism through the outer hard shell, also called the lithosphere. None of the Jovian moons is habitable in terms of being able to walk around on the surface without protection. The Jovian moon Io is geologically active like Earth, yet it experiences heat pipe tectonics instead of plate tectonics. Is it habitable for us with our current technology? No. That’s why Io is such a hotbed of volcanic activity, and it’s why Europa and Ganymede have enough geothermal heat to maintain liquid water so far from the Goldilocks Zone. Io is an inhospitable moon of Jupiter. Terraforming will prove extremely challenging but colonization of Io would be relatively easy using the geothermal energy to create an electromagnetic field so we could protect the colony from the radiation belt of Jupiter.