CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Bright Halo Impact Crater on Ganymede

This color picture of Ganymede in the region 30 S 180 W shows features as small as 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) across.

Shown is a bright halo impact crater that shows the fresh material thrown out of the crater. In the background is bright grooved terrain that may be the result of shearing of the surface materials along fault planes. The dark background material is the ancient heavily cratered terrain -- the oldest material preserved on the Ganymede surface.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: July 1979
  Bright Halo Impact Crater on Ganymede
PIA 00357

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