File:Ganymede g1 true-edit1.jpg

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English: True color image of Ganymede, obtained by the Galileo spacecraft, with enhanced contrast.

Here is the description from JPL's web entry for PIA00716:

Natural color view of Ganymede from the Galileo spacecraft during its first encounter with the satellite. North is to the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the right. The dark areas are the older, more heavily cratered regions and the light areas are younger, tectonically deformed regions. The brownish-gray color is due to mixtures of rocky materials and ice. Bright spots are geologically recent impact craters and their ejecta. The finest details that can be discerned in this picture are about 13.4 kilometers across. The images which combine for this color image were taken beginning at Universal Time 8:46:04 UT on June 26, 1996.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at URL http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov. Background information and educational context for the images can be found at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/sepo.
Date (date of composite release); Galileo image taken on 26 June 1996.
Source http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00716
Author NASA/JPL (edited by PlanetUser)
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Public domain This file is in the public domain in the United States because it was solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted". (See Template:PD-USGov, NASA copyright policy page or JPL Image Use Policy.)
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current01:24, 7 January 2020Thumbnail for version as of 01:24, 7 January 2020860 × 860 (430 KB)WolfmanSFIncrease image to 860 x 860 pixels; given that this is one of our best images of Ganymede, and that we generally have margins around our best images of planets and satellites (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Featured_pictures/Astronomy#Gallery_of_Astronomy), does it nor make sense to add one here?
07:21, 22 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 07:21, 22 August 2018790 × 790 (406 KB)JCPagc2015Reverted to version as of 00:50, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
07:20, 22 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 07:20, 22 August 20181,341 × 1,000 (679 KB)JCPagc2015Updated with Ganymede image
00:50, 20 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 00:50, 20 August 2018790 × 790 (406 KB)PlanetUserFixed
00:45, 20 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 00:45, 20 August 2018790 × 790 (410 KB)PlanetUserTrying that again
00:37, 20 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 00:37, 20 August 2018790 × 790 (450 KB)PlanetUserFix adjustment
03:18, 23 December 2015Thumbnail for version as of 03:18, 23 December 2015790 × 790 (461 KB)PlanetUser=={{int:filedesc}}== {{Information |description={{en|1=True color image of Ganymede, obtained by the ''Galileo'' spacecraft, with enhanced contrast. Here is the description from JPL's web entry for PIA007...

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