This composite image [ http://galileo.ivv.nasa.gov/ganymede/052997.html ] features classic portraits of members of one of the Solar System's [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap961214.html ] most prominent families - Jupiter [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970920.html ] and its four large "Galilean" [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960830.html ] moons. Starting from the top the moons are Io [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970321.html ], Europa [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970117.html ], Ganymede [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap961107.html ], and Callisto [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap961209.html ]. The top-to-bottom order is also the order of increasing distance from Jupiter. These are big moons indeed which attend the largest planet [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/jupiter.html ]. The smallest of the lot, Europa, is the size of Earth's moon [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970924.html ] while Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar System. In fact, Ganymede with a diameter of 3,100 miles, is larger than the planets Mercury [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap961217.html ] and Pluto [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960311.html ]. The swirling Great Red Spot [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960827.html ] appears at the edge of Jupiter. A hurricane-like storm system that has persisted for over 300 years, two to three earths could fit inside it. Battered Callisto's [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap950906.html ] image was recorded during the 1979 flyby of Voyager [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960629.html ]. The other portraits were taken by the Galileo spacecraft [ http://galileo.ivv.nasa.gov/spacecraft.html ] which began exploring the Jovian system in 1995.