PIA00500: NIMS Ganymede Surface Map
 Target Name:  Ganymede
 Is a satellite of:  Jupiter
 Mission:  Galileo
 Spacecraft:  Galileo Orbiter
 Instrument:  Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer 
 Product Size:  1950 x 1500 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P47903 MRPS76303
 Addition Date:  1998-03-26
Science Magazine Article
 Primary Data Set:  Galileo EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00500.tif (1.156 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00500.jpg (170.1 kB)

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Galileo has eyes that can see more than ours can. By looking at what we call the infrared wavelengths, the NIMS (Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer) instrument can determine what type and size of material is on the surface of a moon. Here, 3 images of Ganymede are shown.

Left: Voyager's camera.

Middle: NIMS, showing water ice on the surface. Dark is less water, bright is more.

Right: NIMS, showing the locations of minerals in red, and the size of ice grains in shades of blue.

This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov.

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