PIA00705: Detail of Ganymede's Uruk Sulcus Region as Viewed by Galileo and Voyager

Detail of Ganymede’s Uruk Sulcus Region as Viewed by Galileo and Voyager


View of the region of Ganymede's Uruk Sulcus placed on a lower resolution Voyager view taken 17 years earlier. North is to the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from almost overhead in the Galileo view. The finest details that can be discerned in the Galileo picture are about 80 meters across. The four boxes outlined in white show the extent of Galileo's initial look at this area.

Background Info:

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at URL http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov. Background information and educational context for the images can be found at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/sepo .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Ganymede
System Jupiter
Target Type Satellite
Mission Galileo Voyager
Instrument Host Galileo Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Solid-State Imaging (SSI)
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1997-09-07
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00705
Identifier PIA00705