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  Ganymede
Ganymede was a Trojan boy of great beauty whom Zeus carried away to be cup bearer to the gods.
Before the Galileo encounters with Ganymede it was thought that Ganymede and Callisto were composed of a rocky core surrounded by a large mantle of water or water ice with an ice surface (and that Titan and Triton were similar).
Ganymede's surface is a roughly equal mix of two types of terrain: very old, highly cratered dark regions (left), and somewhat younger (but still ancient) lighter regions marked with an extensive array of grooves and ridges (right).
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  Ganymede - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ganymede was the most beautiful of mortals, and was carried off by the gods (in the later story by Zeus himself, or by Zeus in the form of an eagle) to Olympus as Zeus' beloved and to serve as cupbearer to the gods.
Ganymede was there, passing the time of exile many heroes undergo in their youth, by tending a flock of sheep or, alternatively, during the chthonic or rustic aspect of his education, while gathering among his friends and tutors.
Ganymede is usually depicted as a well-developed, muscular youth, albeit one engaged in incongruously infantile activities (such as rolling a hoop).
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 Ganymede (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ganymede is composed of silicate rock and water ice, with an ice crust floating over a warmer ice mantle that may contain a layer of liquid water.
The largest feature on Ganymede is a dark plain named Galileo Regio, as well as a series of concentric grooves, or furrows, that are remnants of an ancient impact crater long since obscured by subsequent geological activity.
Ganymede's intrinsic magnetic field is probably generated in a similar fashion to the Earth's: as a result of conducting material moving in the interior, likely originating in its metallic core.
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Ganymede has proven to be a fascinating world, the only moon known to have a magnetosphere, or magnetic environment, produced by a convecting metal core.
Ganymede's magnetic field, which was detected by the magnetometer on NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1996, may be partly responsible for the appearance of the polar terrain.
Ganymede's surface is a roughly equal mix of two types of terrain: very old, highly cratered dark regions (Above), and somewhat younger (but still ancient) lighter regions marked with an extensive array of grooves and ridges (Below).
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 Jupiter's Moon Ganymede
Ganymede's mantle is most likely composed of ice and silicates, and its crust is probably a thick layer of water ice.
Ganymede's surface is rich in water ice and Voyager and Galileo images show features which are evidence of geological and tectonic disruption of the surface in the past.
Based on geochemical and geophysical models, scientists expected Ganymede's interior to either consist of: a) an undifferentiated mixture of rock and ice or b) a differentiated structure with a large lunar sized 'core' of rock and possibly iron overlain by a deep layer of warm soft ice capped by a thin cold rigid ice crust.
www.solarviews.com /eng/ganymede.htm   (988 words)

  
 Ganymede
Ganymede appears to have a differentiated internal structure, with a small molten iron or iron-sulfur core surrounded by a rocky silicate mantle with an icy shell on top.
Ganymede has its own magnetosphere, embedded within Jupiter's huge one, that is probably generated in a similar way to Earth's, as a result of motion of conducting material in the interior.
Gilgamesh is the largest preserved impact basin on Ganymede, with a rim 580 km in diameter surrounding a roughly 300 km-wide smooth central depression.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/G/Ganymede.html   (490 words)

  
 Ganymede
Ganymede is the young, beautiful boy that became one of Zeus' lovers.
According to other accounts, Eos kidnapped Ganymede, to be her lover, at the same time she kidnapped Tithonus.
Upon hearing that Ganymede was to be cup bearer as well as Zeus' lover, the infinitely jealous Hera was outraged.
www.pantheon.org /articles/g/ganymede.html   (430 words)

  
 Ganymede
Crescent Ganymede observed by Voyager 1 in March 1979 from a distance of 115,000 kilometers by the spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
Ganymede and Callisto are similar in size and density.
Dark ray craters may form by the concentration of meteoritic material in ejecta patterns of craters that form on the trailing hemisphere of Ganymede (Ganymede rotates synchronously and one hemisphere always faces in the direction of orbital motion).
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 Ganymede
Since Ganymede has a low density of 1.94 grams/cubic centimeter (water's density = 1.00), it was originally estimated that the satellite is half water ice with a rocky core extending to half of the satellite's radius.
Forty percent of the surface of Ganymede is covered by highly cratered dark regions, and the remaining sixty percent is covered by a light grooved terrain which forms intricate patterns across Ganymede.
The dark regions on Ganymede are old and rough, and the dark, cratered terrain is believed to be the original crust of the satellite.
www.resa.net /nasa/ganymede.htm   (2869 words)

  
 Sea and Sky's Tour of the Solar System: Ganymede
Ganymede gets its name from a young Trojan boy in Greek mythology, who was made cup-bearer to the gods by Zeus.
Ganymede's surface is similar to that of Earth's moon in that is composed of two types of terrain.
Ganymede was long thought to have no atmosphere, but recent discoveries by the Hubble space telescope suggest that the moon may have an extremely thin oxygen atmosphere similar to the one detected on Europa.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3f3.html   (464 words)

  
 APOD: March 4, 1999 - Ganymede Mosaic
Speckled with bright young craters, Ganymede's surface shows a mixture of old, dark, cratered terrain and lighter regions laced with grooves and ridges.
Ganymede's true colors tend toward subtle browns and grays, but this mosaic's colors have been enhanced to increase surface contrasts.
The violet shades extending from the top and bottom are likely due to frost particles in Ganymede's polar regions.
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 APOD: 2000 June 20 - Ganymede: The Largest Moon in the Solar System
Ganymede is not only the largest moon in the
Ganymede several times and snap many close-up pictures.
Ganymede are heavily cratered, implying they are very old, while the light regions are younger and dominated by unusual grooves.
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 SPACE.com -- Ocean Lurks Deep in Ganymede, Galileo Finds
In the case of Ganymede, however, the moon sports a strong, permanent field of its own.
However, Kivelson said the Galileo magnetometer team ultimately was able to discern a slight rocking of Ganymedes poles as Jupiters own field shifted, a result that was consistent with the presence of a global subsurface ocean capable of conducting electricity.
Furthermore, recent study of the salt minerals that splotch Ganymedes mottled surface suggests that sometime in the remote past briny water may have breached the ice that now caps the moon, said Thomas McCord, a University of Hawaii planetary scientist.
www.space.com /searchforlife/ganymede_ocean_001215.html   (650 words)

  
 Ganymede Border Terriers,breeders,Border Terrier puppies for sale,Border Terrier pictures,breeder clubs
Ganymede Kennels was founded in 1977  with the acquisition of a chocolate brown American Cocker Spaniel.
Plushcourt Rainbow (Zippy) and the foundation of our kennel was established and most of the Ganymede champions of today go back to these dogs.
  Ganymede was the name of a Trojan boy of great beauty, whom Zeus carried away to be cup bearer to the gods.
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 NSSDC Photo Gallery: Ganymede   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ridges, grooves, craters and smooth areas in the Uruk Sulcus region on Ganymede.
Ganymede's Galileo Regio region (Galileo data overlayed on Voyager data).
Ganymede's Uruk Sulcus region (Galileo data overlayed on Voyager data).
nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov /photo_gallery/photogallery-ganymede.html   (145 words)

  
 Jupiter's Moon Ganymede - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
Ganymede's surface is broken into large plates of ancient cratered crust, split by wide lanes of lighter-colored grooved terrain.
Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system, larger even than the planets Mercury and Pluto.
Although the grooves of Ganymede are clearly younger than the surfaces that they cut, both kinds of terrain are peppered by impact craters, suggesting that Ganymede’s surface is an ancient one.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/our_solar_system/jupiter/ganymede.html   (259 words)

  
 Ganymede
Ganymede was there, passing the time of exile many heros undergo in their youth, by tending a flock of sheep or, alternatively, during the chthonic or rustic aspect of his education, while gathering among his friends and tutors.
Ganymede was Trojan not Greek, a fact of his origin that identifies him as part of the earliest, pre-Hellenic level of Aegean myth.
Homer doesn't dwell on the erotic aspect of Ganymede's abduction, but it is certainly in an erotic context that the goddess refers to Ganymede's blond Trojan beauty in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, mentioning Zeus' love for Trojan Ganymede as part of her enticement of Trojan Anchises.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Ganymede.html   (1579 words)

  
 Jupiter Moon Ganymede   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a natural color view of Ganymede from the Galileo spacecraft during its first encounter with the satellite.
Ganymede is one of the four largest moons of Jupiter.
Ganymede is in fact the largest moon in the solar system, even exceeding the planets Mercury and Pluto in size.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/solar/ganymede.html   (538 words)

  
 Project info for Ganymede   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ganymede is designed to store directory data for network operations (things like NIS, DNS, and LDAP) in its built-in object database, and to allow many users to browse and edit the database concurrently, with full transactional support.
Ganymede provides a high level of sanity checking to insure that there are no dangling references in the directories that it manages.
Ganymede can be customized to manage almost any sort of directory data, and to take whatever actions are appropriate in the external world when transactions are committed.
www.advogato.org /proj/Ganymede   (157 words)

  
 Jupiter and Ganimede
Ganymede was a son of Tros, first king of the classical land known as Troy.
Once Ganymede arrived at the royal court a competition began between Hebe and Ganymede for the honor of serving the gods.
To honor the events surrounding the elevation of Ganymede to "cup bearer and servant of the gods," Zeus placed the eagle, a shape he assumed when abducting Ganymede to Olympus, into the heavens as the constellation Aquila (eagle), and immortalized Ganymede as the constellation Aquarius (water bearer).
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 Ganymede
Ganymede is a satellite of the planet Jupiter.
Compared with the satellites of other planets of the solar system, Ganymede is a large Moon with a diameter of 5268 km and a mass of 1.48E+23 kg kg.
Ganymede is an average distance of 1070000 km from Jupiter and completes its revolution of Jupiter in 7.15 days.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /moons/ganymede.htm   (64 words)

  
 Ganymede (moon)
Although the name "Ganymede" was suggested by Simon Marius soon after its discovery, this name and the names of the other Galilean satellites fell into disfavor for a considerable time, and were not revived in common use until the mid-20th century.
Ganymede is composed of silicate rock and water ice, with an ice crust floating over a slushy mantle that may contain a layer of liquid water.
Ganymede is referred to in virtually all of Philip K. Dick's novels from the 50s and 60s, although it seldom receives more than a brief mention.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Astro/Ganymede.html   (1113 words)

  
 Zeus and Ganymede Myth - Archaic Greek Version
In time, illustrious sons were born to him: Ilus, builder of the famed city at the feet of Mount Ida, and godlike Ganymede, the most handsome born of the race of men.
Ganymede played carefree with his friends, wrestling in the sun and running in the wind, or chasing deer through the glades of Mount Ida, for he was a hunter without peer.
They were the finest that live and prance under the dawn and the sun, the same that carry the immortals.
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 Ganymede — Infoplease.com
Ganymede, 3,275 mi (5,270 km) in diameter, is Jupiter's largest moon, and it is also the largest satellite in the solar system.
Ganymede is half water and half rock, resulting in a density about two-thirds that of Europa, an ice-coated satellite.
Ganymede, in astronomy - Ganymede Ganymede, in astronomy, one of the moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter; the largest...
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Ganymede is one of the most common art sources too.
Ganymede may symbolize the innocent, sinless person who dies and is carried up to live with the gods.
Shown, is Ganymede as Zeus' cup bearer, holding the cup, and awaiting two winged figures to fill it in.
www.ecsel.psu.edu /~rreynold/Ganymede.htm   (737 words)

  
 Ganymede - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ganymede (astronomy), largest satellite of the planet Jupiter.
Ganymede is the seventh-furthest known moon from the planet.
The tale of Ganymede and Hebe illustrates the centrality of wine in ancient Greek culture—bearing and mixing the bowl of wine was a high honour—...
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 Ganymedes, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Ganymedes, a handsome young man of beauty only comparable to that of Endymion, Hyacinthus 1, Narcissus, Adonis, Hermaphroditus, Hylas or Chrysippus 2, was abducted for the sake of his beauty, and taken to heaven to be the gods' cupbearer.
For the sake of his beauty Zeus caught the golden-haired Ganymedes up on an eagle, and ever since he is the cupbearer of the gods in heaven, being honoured by the OLYMPIANS as he draws the red Nectar from the bowl.
According to some the constellation Aquarius (Water Bearer) is Ganymedes, who is seen as pouring water from an urn, whereas the eagle that caught him is now the constellation Aquila (Eagle).
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Ganymede was a Trojan boy of great beauty whom Zeus carried away to be cupbearer to the gods.
Ganymede and Callisto seem to be composed of a rocky core surrounded by a large mantle of water or water ice with an ice surface.
Ganymede's surface is a mix of two types of terrain: very old, highly cratered dark regions (picture 5), and somewhat younger (but still ancient) lighter regions marked with an extensive array of grooves and ridges (picture 4).
kvtr.elte.hu /tnp/nineplanets/ganymede.html   (365 words)

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