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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.


Ganymede does not have any natural satellites. It's the Largest moon in the solar system. It's also the largest moon of Jupiter.


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. Do not play as Daughters of Gaia and construct the Sky Farm Satellite.

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.

You can place a lot of cities, because it is larger than Mercury. Sky Farm will fit more in the map.


Ganymede has its own magnetic field, which protects its surface from Jupiter's radiation.

In real life, Ganymede has a thin oxygen and ozone atmosphere.

Ganymede was named after the mythological Ganymede, cupbearer of the Greek gods and the only male lover of Zeus.


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Moons of Neptune Triton
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TRAPPIST-1 Damu · Aja · Huanca · Ruaumoko · Asintmah · Ostara · Aranyani
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