PIA02252: Ganymede
Target Name: Ganymede
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 794 x 794 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P21267
Addition Date: 2000-03-23
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02252.tif (490.6 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02252.jpg (65.79 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This view of Ganymede was taken on the afternoon of March 5 from a range of 267,000 kilometers (167,000 miles). A bright rayed impact crater is prominent on the left side of the frame. The ejecta material extends for a thousand kilometers (600 miles). The rays are on top and therefore are younger than the brighter ridged and grooved terrain crossing the picture. These features may be breaks in the surface caused by faulting. Many older craters are visible that have lost their rays. JPL manages and controls the Voyager Project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-03-23