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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Southern border of Galileo Regio, Ganymede

Filed under Jupiter's moons, pretty pictures, Galileo, Ganymede, amateur image processing

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Southern border of Galileo Regio, Ganymede The Galileo SSI obtained this view of a boundary between bright and dark terrain at the southern border of Galileo Regio on Ganymede on May 7, 1997. A narrow (15-kilometer wide) band of fractured bright terrain runs from the upper left to lower right of this image. The dark terrain on either side of this band of bright terrain has been highly fractured in multiple directions by tectonic activity. The large bright circular feature in the upper right is probably an impact crater that has been topographically relaxed, perhaps indicating that the subsurface was warm in this region at some point in its history before the formation of the bright terrain.


North is to the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from nearly overhead. The images in this mosaic have a resolution of 160 meters per pixel. The mosaic was created by user OWW.

Original image data dated on or about May 7, 1997.

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