Jupiter's moon, Ganymede

By: Yash Sharma

Discovery of Ganymede

Ganymede was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. At that time you could see Jupiter with the naked eye because it was cloce to Earth.

Physical properties of Ganymede

Ganyemede is the largest moon in the solar system. It is bigger than Mercury and Pluto. It is also 3/4 of the size of mars.

Fourty percent of Ganymede has dark craters and the remaining sixty percent has ligheted, grooved surfaces.


Ganyemede is the 7th moon from jupiter. It also lies 1070.4 kilometers from jupiter.
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This is the orbit of some of Jupiter's moons, including Ganymede.
Jupiter, Ganymede & Io

How Ganyemede got it's name

Ganyemede used to be called JupiterIII. Later it was named Ganymede that was named after a prince from Greek Mythology. He was carried by Zeus in a Eagle form and was made basically a servant of the gods.