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Ganymede's Trailing Side
Ganymede's Trailing Side (click to enlarge)

Ganymede's Trailing Side
Date: 29 Mar 1998

This global view of Ganymede's trailing side (the side facing away from the direction of Ganymede's orbit about Jupiter) shows two predominant terrains: bright grooved terrain and older dark areas. Many large craters are also visible.

This color composite view combines images taken with green, violet, and infrared (centered at 1 micron) filters obtained on 29 March 1998 at a range of 918,000 km (570,000 miles) by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

This image uses the same data as PIA01666. The color of the image here has been adjusted to more closely approximate how the scene might appear to human eyes.

Additional information about the Galileo mission is available online at:

NOTE: This processed image is copyrighted. Contact Ted Stryk for usage inquiries.

Last Update: 25 Mar 2011 (AMB)

Credit: NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk

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