PIA00081: Ganymede Mosaic
Target Name: Ganymede
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 2000 x 2000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: 260671
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00081.tif (9.883 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00081.jpg (445.4 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

The hemisphere of Ganymede that faces away from the Sun displays a great variety of terrain. In this Voyager 2 mosaic, photographed at a range of 300,000 kilometers, the ancient dark area of Regio Galileo lies at the upper left. Below it, the ray system is probably caused by water-ice, splashed out in a relatively recent impact.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29