The second spacecraft to orbit our solar system's largest planet is sending back some amazing photos.

Juno was launched in 2011, flew by Earth for a gravity-assist to get it quickly to Jupiter within five years of its launch, and has settled into an orbit.

The main research for Juno is to examine Jupiter's gravity and magnetic field. But it also has a camera.

The JunoCam has been sending some highly detailed images which are going "viral" across the internet. You can see some of them and get more information at the official NASA site.

The spacecraft is solar-powered, but is only expected to work until the middle of 2018. However, there is a possibility that the mission could be extended ... if the instruments are still working. When the mission is over, controllers will send it into the atmosphere of that gas giant, taking measurements all the way until the extreme conditions pull it apart.

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