4.hard.rock.band - recorded.2002.04.23
Ganymede [GAN-ee-meed] is the largest moon of Jupiter and
is the largest in our solar system with a diameter of 5,262 km (3,280 miles). If
Ganymede orbited the Sun instead of Jupiter it could be classified as a planet.
Like Callisto, Ganymede is most likely composed of a rocky core with a water/ice
mantle and a crust of rock and ice. Its low density of 1.94 g/cm3, indicates
that the core takes up about 50% of the satellite's diameter. Ganymede's mantle
is most likely composed of ice and silicates, and its crust is probably a thick
layer of water ice.
It's interesting, when I first heard the name Ganymede I thought of a hard rock band, of percussion solos, hard rock distortion guitar riffs. Because the mountains, valleys, craters and lava flows on the surface of Ganymede could in my mind only be expressed by means of such music.
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