Callisto Geologic Map Index

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Planetary geology doesn't get much simpler than Callisto, Jupiter's outermost Galilean satellite. Two large multiple ring impact basins and the rest cratered plains with craters in various states of degradation. For that reason there's no point in presenting detailed maps. Only medium-scale maps are provided.

Numerous named craters are not shown separately on the geologic map. The naming convention on Callisto is for features to be named from Norse mythology. Thus the two large impact basins are Asgard and Valhalla. These features save Callisto from being almost as uninteresting as Ceres.

Large Scale Maps (4 km/pixel)

90N 000EW North Pole
00N 000EW
00N 090E
00N 180EW
00N 090W
20N 100W Asgard and Valhalla
There is insufficient data to map the south pole

Legend

Geology

Craters

Major Multiple Ring Impact Basins

Plains

Structural features are shown as follows:

Notes and References


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Created 27 January 2015, Last Update 19 June 2017
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