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Ganymede's Bright Limb
Ganymede's Bright Limb (click to enlarge)

Ganymede's Bright Limb

View of the bright limb of Ganymede showing a field of bright rayed craters in the satellites equatorial region and southern hemisphere. North is to the bottom of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the left. The finest details that can be discerned in this picture are about 6.7 kilometers across. The Universal Time is 8:45:09 UT on June 26, 1996.

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