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The tectonics of Ganymede


The surface of Ganymede, the largest icy jovian satellite, is composed of two distinct terrain types showing abundant evidence of global-scale tectonics. There is geological evidence consistent with the formation of younger bright terrain by the emplacement of relatively clean ice into rift zones developed in the more silicate-rich dark terrain.

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Parmentier, E., Squyres, S., Head, J. et al. The tectonics of Ganymede. Nature 295, 290–293 (1982).

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