Ganymede - Galileo

Black and white global image of Ganymede

This Galileo global view of Ganymede was taken on 26 June 1996 during Galileo's first encounter with the satellite. The bright area are relatively fresh impact craters. The lighter areas appear to be younger grooved terrain extending over most of Ganymede, while the dark areas are older furrowed terrain. The dark circular area at upper right is galileo Regio. Ganymede is 5262 km in diameter, the resolution of this image is about 13.4 km and north is up. (Galileo, P-49532)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1996-06-26 UT 08:45:09
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 0., 140 W
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.46 x 0.46
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-49532
Other Image ID number: MRPS85880
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015