|Image Credit: USGS Astrogeology Science Center/Wheaton/NASA/JPL-Caltech|
The video above displays a simulation of a revolving globe of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, with a geologic map covered over a global color mixture. The 37-second animation initiates as a global color mosaic appearance of the moon then rapidly fade away into the geologic map. The misrepresentation in the shape of Ganymede is a map-maker’s objet d'art. Ganymede is round, just like Planet Earth.