Animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic. The 37-second animation begins as a global color mosaic image of the moon then quickly fades in the geologic map.
The views incorporate the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
To present the best information in a single view of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, a global image mosaic was assembled, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft. This image shows Ganymede centered at 200 west longitude. This mosaic (right) served as the base map for the geologic map of Ganymede (left).
Video credit (top): USGS Astrogeology Science Center/Wheaton/ASU/NASA/JPL-Caltech; image credit (bottom): USGS Astrogeology Science Center/Wheaton/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Note: For more information, see Largest Solar System Moon Detailed in Geologic Map.