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The Galileo mission ended its mission in 2003, but researchers are still studying the data.
National Board of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA) published a picture of Ganymede, one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter.
The presented image was obtained from the Board of the automatic space station “Galileo” (Galileo). This device was launched back in 1989. The orbit of Jupiter, it came out in 1995. the Station has transferred more than 30 GB of data, including 14 thousand images of the planet and satellites, as well as unique information about Jupiter’s atmosphere, reports the Internet-the edition with reference to .
The Galileo mission ended its mission in 2003, but researchers are still studying the data and analyzing the unique image. One of such pictures as represented on the website NASA.
Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar system. Its diameter is 5268 km, which is 2% more than the Titan (second largest moon in the Solar system) and 8% larger than mercury.
On the basis of data received from Galileo suggested that in the depths of Ganymede is an ocean of liquid water. The moon’s surface is dotted with impact craters.It should be noted that Ganymede is the only moon in the Solar system with its own magnetosphere.