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This montage compares New Horizons' best views of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, gathered with the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and its infrared spectrometer, the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA). Blue colours represent relatively clean water ice, while brown colours show regions contaminated by dark material. The right panel combines the high-resolution rescale LORRI image with the color-coded compositional information from the LEISA image, producing a picture that combines the best of both data sets.

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This montage compares New Horizons' best views of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, gathered with the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and its infrared spectrometer, the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA). Blue colours represent relatively clean water ice, while brown colours show regions contaminated by dark material. The right panel combines the high-resolution rescale LORRI image with the color-coded compositional information from the LEISA image, producing a picture that combines the best of both data sets.