The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Ganymede's Philae Sulcus region from Galileo
Filed under Jupiter's moons, pretty pictures, Galileo, Ganymede, amateur image processing
This mosaic of 16 images from the Ganymede G2GSLTDKBD01 imaging sequence, obtained on September 6, 1996, covers a portion of the Philae Sulcus region around ~61°N, ~170°W. The images were obtained at a distance of ~4300 km from Ganymede's center. North is up and a bit to the left. Many of the images were heavily compressed aboard the spacecraft (several by a factor of more than 20) so compression artifacts are clearly visible. This also significantly reduces the resolution (by a factor of roughly 2-4).
NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson
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Original image data dated on or about September 6, 1996
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