Ganymede - Galileo

Color image of Jupiter's satellite Ganymede

This Galileo image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede was produced from images taken on 26 June 1996. At 5262 km diameter, Ganymede is the largest satellite in the solar system. The image is approximately true color, which is due to a mixture of rock and ice. The darker areas appear to be older and the lighter more recently tctonically deformed. The bright spots are more recent impact craters. The image is centered roughly at 140 degrees west at the equator. The resolution of this image is about 13.4 km and north is up. (Galileo, P-47970)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1996-06-26 UT 08:46:04
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-47970
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: MRPS75138


[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