Ganymede- A Moon of Jupiter

Ahmad Mohsenzada Spring Editor 2012

File:Ganymede g1 true 2.jpg
File:Ganymede g1 true 2.jpg

Ganymede is the seventh moon of Jupiter and is the largest moon in our solar system. If Ganymede orbited the sun, it would be considered a planet because of it's size. It has a diameter of 5,262 km but its mass is only 1.48e23kg. Ganymede was discovered by Galileo and Marius in 1610. After this discovery, it was called the Trojan Boy of Great Beauty which Zeus carried away to be the cup bearer for the Gods. On this page you will find sites that will lead you to information about the the satellite Ganymede. Some sites provide photos as others give a synopsis on what Ganymede is like. As you scroll though the various sites provided you will find interesting facts about Ganymede and should be well informed on the largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede.

Picture: Taken by the Galileo spacecraft (on June 26, 1996).
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ganymede_g1_true_2.jpg
Audience: Anyone
Date:Copyright 3 April 2004 (original upload date)
Author: GeneralPatton
About: This website is a wikipedia and not all information can be 100% trusted but, it has been used only for the picture.




Website: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/jupiter/jupiters-moon-ganymede/
Audience: Students, General Public
Date: June 19, 2008
Author: Jerry Coffey

About: Universetoday.com is a great website that has accurate information on Ganymede. It contains all the basic information, measurements, statistics, and also a few pictures. The one thing that makes this page a great one, is the fact that it has links to audio shows dedicated to Ganymede. This provides a great alternative way to receive information on Ganymede, and may be more effective for some students. This is a very accurate source and also has links to fact sheets, and complete articles written about Ganymede for additional information. One downside I would like to point out is that the layout could be better. There are massive advertisements littered across the top of the page. This does not make it a less valuable source, it just could be annoying for some.




Website: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/target/Ganymede
Audience: General Public
Date: 5-1-07
Site Manager: Sue Lavoie

About: This page contains strictly images. There are 115 images of Ganymede on this page, and they are very high quality. There are specifications given on every image such as date, mission, target, instrument used, and size of the image. This is a fascinating site if you want to see high resolution, accurate and trustworthy pictures of the largest moon in our solar system. There are various angles and areas of the moon that are portrayed in great detail. Great page for visuals.




Website: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/solar/ganymede.html
Audience: Student, General Public
Date: N/A
Author: R. Nave

About: This page is a good mixture of basic information, statistics and measurements, and has photographic material. One thing that was unique is that the website compares our previous photographs with our more recent ones to show the improvements in our technology. The one negative point thats this website has is that it has poor structurea and the layout isnt very well. All the information is crammed into a skinny column on the left side of the page. Overall, great information, and very accurate.




Website: http://nineplanets.org/ganymede.html
Audience: General Public
Date: October 31, 1997
Author: Bill Arnett

About: A great site to get a good grasp about Ganymede. It gives basic information and it provides a good amount of facts that about the moon. The site provides information about Ganymede that people may not be aware of and it give very few measurements about the planet. For the most part the site is a very good place to start to learn about Ganymede and what the planet is like.




Website:http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/outerp/gany.html
Audience: Students, General Public
Date: 1997
Author: Paul M. Schenk

About: A more in-depth site about Ganymede's surface. It discusses Ganymede's geographical surface and the complexities about the satellite. The site then talks about the craters on Ganymede and talks about the various types of craters that are on the satellite. The site even provides pictures of Ganymede to show the reader the different types of craters and the type of surface it has to help explain their points. Overall this is a good site to help someone see what the satellite's surface is like and it explains different things that are occurring on Ganymede that are not happening on other satellites.




Website:http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galileo/gallery/ganymede.cfm
Audience: Students, General Public
Date: December 1995
Author: Phil Davis

About: This site provides pictures from the Galileo mission and what it took when it passed Ganymede. It provides pictures of the various orbits around Ganymede. The site breakdowns each orbit that passed Ganymede and provides some details about each picture that is shown. Once you click on any of the images shown within one of the orbit categories, the site opens up a new window and provides more information on that particular picture. The site is a great tool to use because it provides actual pictures from the Galileo missions and even provides information with the images shown.




Website: http://www.igpp.ucla.edu/people/mkivelson/Publications/ICRUS1572507.pdf
Audience: Student
Date:December 14,2000
Author: M.G. Kivelson, K.K Khura, and M. Volwerk

About: This site goes into very much detail about the magnetosphere that has been found on Ganymede's atmosphere. The article goes very in depth about Ganymede's magnetosphere and gives major detail about it. It provides charts and tables and gives mathematical detail about Ganymede's magnetosphere. It breakdown the basis of the magnetosphere and explains its movement's of the magnetosphere. Overall it is a very in-depth and detail oriented site that would be hard for the general public to understand; however it provides very good information and explains the interesting movements of Ganymede.




Website: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/g/ganymede.html
Audience: Student, General Public
Date:February 12, 2004
Author: Mia Gibson

About: This website is a good resource for finding basic information on the mythology of Ganymede. It doesn't give information in regards to it's orbital period, it's major and semi-major axis. It goes in depth about the mythology and origins on the satellite Ganymede. A good source with knowledgeable information.




Website: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/ganymede.htm
Audience: Students
Date: 1997-1999
Author: Calvin J. Hamilton

About: A great website and accurate information on the Satellite Ganymede. Gives precise numbers and measurements on Ganymede's statistics. Not hard to understand and does not require a high reading level. Gives great images and has some animations for further help and better understanding. It has many different links within this site that will give more information. The statistics are very clear and well organized for students to understand and interpret. Overall a great website.




Website: http://www.seasky.org/solar-system/jupiter-ganymede.html
Audience: Student
Date: Copyright 1998-20011
Author: Sea and Sky

About: An excellent website with a lot of good useful information. Gives great information about its surface features,and statistics. Gives good explanations about each topic discussed. Also gives great links to the other satellites of Jupiter. Pictures that are shown are all from NASA. Overall a good website with lots of information.




Website: http://sos.noaa.gov/datasets/solar_system/ganymede.html
Audience: Anyone
Date: May 28, 2009
Author: U/A

About: An okay website. Gives some basic, quick facts about Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Doesnt go too much in depth with information. A good source for someone who wants fast and accurate information. Has great internal links that lead to other very resourceful sites.




Website: http://www.solarsystemquick.com/ganymede.htm
Audience: Students
Date: May 30, 2011
Author: XML-Sitemaps.com

About: One of the best sources. Has a lot of very accurate in depth facts. The information looks very accurate, has many pictures and videos making it really easy to understand. The best thing about this page is that on the right hand side, there is a list of fast facts, and this kind of information is key for someone trying to do a presentation. All the information is right there for you. Overall an excellent source.