While all four of the Galilean moons are named for mythological lovers of the god Zeus, Ganymede is the only one to be named after a male, the beautiful son of King Tros of Troy. There are even reports that the Chinese astronomer Gan De might have witnessed Ganymede as early as 365 BC.
The largest moon in the entire solar system, Ganymede is even larger than the planet Mercury. This makes it ideal for colonization, as it provides plenty of space for our colonists and has, at 0.12 g, at least a workable gravity field.
About[edit | edit source]
Ganymede does not have any natural satellites. It's the Largest moon in the solar system. It's also the largest moon of Jupiter.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Be sure to build a lot of ice launchers before you warm up the planet. There is a sneaky ocean hidden in Ganymede's ice caps.
Be careful when placing cities on Ganymede's surface. At ideal (within 5% of goal) water levels, almost all of the planet is underwater.
Another strategy is to make a combo of ice launchers and other water decreasing buildings with heat growth buildings. But be careful. Don't increase the temperature too fast, or all your cities will be drowned.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Ganymede has it's own magnetic field, which protects it's surface from Jupiter's radiation.
In real life Ganymede has a thin oxygen atmosphere.
Ganymede was named after the mythological Ganymede, cupbearer of the Greek gods.
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