PIA02278: Ganymede


Ganymede

Caption:

This picture of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, was taken by Voyager 1 on the afternoon of March 5, 1979 from a range of 253,000 kilometers (151,800 miles). The picture is centered at 66 south latitude and 3 longitude and shows the south western limb region of Ganymede. The smallest features visible are about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) across. The surface shows numerous impact craters, many of which have extensive bright ray systems. Light bands traversing the surface contain alternating bright and dark lines which probably represent deformation of the icy central material.

Background Info:

JPL manages and controls the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Ganymede Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-05-25
Date in Caption 1979-03-05
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02278
Identifier PIA02278