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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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1.3 Ice and Ganymede

In this video, Louise Prockter describes why there is ice in the moons of Jupiter and beyond, and why she finds Jupiter’s moon Ganymede – which is the largest moon in the Solar System – so fascinating.

When Louise describes Ganymede as ‘the third moon out from Jupiter’ she means it is ‘the third large moon out from Jupiter’. Jupiter has four known inner moonlets orbiting closer than Io, Jupiter’s innermost large moon.

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