This image shows the light terrain of Ganymede.
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Light Terrain of Ganymede
This image shows an example of the light terrain of Ganymede. The image shows the contrast between the light terrain and the dark terrain of Ganymede. The light terrain is where the grooves of Ganymede are found.
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