What is the largest moon in the Solar System?

One of Jupiter's moons, Ganymede, is the largest moon in the Solar System. Ganymede has a diameter of 3270 miles (5,268 km) and is larger than the planet Mercury. It has a rocky core with a water/ice mantle and a crust of rock and ice. Ganymede has mountains, valleys, craters and old lava flows.


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