Also Gan·y·me·des [gan-uh-mee-deez]. /ˌgæn əˈmi diz/. Classical Mythology. a Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Olympus, where he was made the cupbearer of the gods and became immortal.
Astronomy. the largest moon of the planet Jupiter.
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It may have an opportunity to peer down at the surface and study the interior using radar, and clue scientists into Ganymede’s potential habitability.The best places to find extraterrestrial life in our solar system, ranked | Neel V. Patel | June 16, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Juno passed Ganymede on June 7, making its closest approach at just around 1,000 kilometers from its surface while traveling at 66,800 kilometers per hour.
Ganymede is of particular interest to scientists for a number of reasons.
The image above was taken by the JunoCam, capturing nearly a whole side of Ganymede at a resolution of 1 km per pixel.
When he'd been here three years ago, the first landing on Ganymede had shown a group of men unfurling a German flag.Security | Poul William Anderson
This god can assume any shape he chooses, and as an eagle he flew over the lands until he saw Ganymede, the son of a Trojan king.'Round the Year in Myth and Song | Florence Holbrook
Rembrandt looks great here in his portraits, but I like none of the other pictures by him; the Ganymede is an offence.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
"Non entiendo," answered my brown-visaged Ganymede, shaking his head, and with a good-humoured smile.
It rises in January and sets in February, and is supposed by the poets to be Ganymede.The Ruins | C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney
British Dictionary definitions for Ganymede (1 of 2)
classical myth a beautiful Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus to Olympus and made the cupbearer of the gods
British Dictionary definitions for Ganymede (2 of 2)
the brightest and largest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, and the largest in the solar system. Diameter: 5262 km; orbital radius: 1 070 000 km
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Scientific definitions for Ganymede
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the seventh in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest satellite in the solar system.
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