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Geology of the Ganymede Quadrangle Jg7The western half of Ganymede quadrangle Jg7 is covered by Voyager 2 images with resolution of .5 to 5 km/pixel. The imaged area includes dark terrain in the north underlying the southeastern part of Galileo Regio, and light terrain in the south underlying the southeastern extension of Uruk Sulcus. Several slivers and wedges of dark terrain occur within the light areas. Numerous craters are present, as well as three large palimsests (crater scars with little topographic expression) in the dark terrain and a basin in the light terrain. The boundary between dark and light materials on the south side of Galileo Regio is locally marked by a scarp that faces the light terrain. The scarp truncates several craters. The truncation and rotation of structures suggest that light material grew at the expense of dark material, and that the destruction, except for minor pivoting, was essentially in situ. The composition and structural properties of the palimsests and craters are examined.
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Legacy CDMS
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Lucchitta, B. K.
(Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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