Close up of terrain on Ganymede.
Source: NASA/Andrea Boeck 
Published: July 3, 2018

Version A of the Ganymede installment of our solar system poster series. Ganymede is a moon of Jupiter.

Back of Ganymede Poster
Optional back with a brief summary and orbit diagram.

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On the Back

Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system and the only moon with its own magnetic field. The magnetic field causes auroras, which are ribbons of glowing, electrified gas, in regions circling the moon’s north and south poles.

Ganymede has large, bright regions of ridges and grooves that slice across older, darker terrains. These grooved regions are a clue that the moon experienced dramatic upheavals in the distant past. Scientists have also found strong evidence of an underground ocean on Ganymede.

Ganymede is named for a boy who was made cupbearer for the ancient Greek gods by Zeus – Jupiter to the Romans.

Explore Ganymede in depth at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/ganymede

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