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Ganymede's Philae Sulcus region from Galileo

Ganymede's Philae Sulcus region from Galileo

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NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson

Ganymede's Philae Sulcus region from Galileo
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).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Björn Jónsson

Original image data dated on or about September 6, 1996

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