This image shows the grooved terrain of Ganymede.
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Grooves of Ganymede
Instead of icy-volcanism, the surface of Ganymede reveals gradual surface deformation and stretching, a stretching similar to the crustal deformation of the Earth. In this case, the folding and stretching of the crust of Ganymede resulted in big blocks of the crust being pulled apart, as shown in this image. The pulling apart of blocks of crust is similar to the terrestrial "rifting" process.
The lack of icy-volcanism, such as that found on Europa, probably stems from a lack of the kind of heating undergone by Europa. The existence of surface deformation and stretching suggests that there has been some heating of Ganymede, nonetheless.
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