Ganymede (5,262 km), a moon of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System (larger even than Mercury)

Ganymede (5,262 km), a moon of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System (larger even than Mercury)

Ganymede  A satellite of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the seventh moon and third Galilean satellite outward from Jupiter. Completing an orbit in roughly seven days, Ganymede participates in a 1:2:4 orbital resonance with the moons Europa and Io, respectively.

Ganymede A satellite of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the seventh moon and third Galilean satellite outward from Jupiter. Completing an orbit in roughly seven days, Ganymede participates in a 1:2:4 orbital resonance with the moons Europa and Io, respectively.

Ganymede Enhanced:  What does the largest moon in the Solar System look like? Ganymede, larger than even Mercury and Pluto, has a surface speckled with bright young craters overlying a mixture of older, darker, more cratered terrain laced with grooves and ridges. Like Earth's Moon, Ganymede keeps the same face towards its central planet, in this case Jupiter.

Ganymede Enhanced: What does the largest moon in the Solar System look like? Ganymede, larger than even Mercury and Pluto, has a surface speckled with bright young craters overlying a mixture of older, darker, more cratered terrain laced with grooves and ridges. Like Earth's Moon, Ganymede keeps the same face towards its central planet, in this case Jupiter.

500 million miles from the Sun lies Ganymede moon, slightly larger than the planet Mercury, orbiting Jupiter and may contain more water than all of Earth's oceans.Above an artist's concept of the moon Ganymede as it orbits the giant planet

Underground ocean larger than Earth’s on Ganymede moon

500 million miles from the Sun lies Ganymede moon, slightly larger than the planet Mercury, orbiting Jupiter and may contain more water than all of Earth's oceans.Above an artist's concept of the moon Ganymede as it orbits the giant planet

Jupiter has 64 moons, and from top to bottom, the moons shown are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Jupiter has 64 moons, and from top to bottom, the moons shown are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Ganymede- The Big One is the largest moon of Jupiter and, indeed, the entire solar system.  It’s so big that it has its own magnetic field, something that no other moon does

Top 10 Bizarre Moons In Our Solar System

Ganymede- The Big One is the largest moon of Jupiter and, indeed, the entire solar system. It’s so big that it has its own magnetic field, something that no other moon does

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