We have a fairly unhealthy obsession with all things space. From watching sci-fi movies, to following anything SpaceX or NASA does, to dreaming about being the first e-card company in space. So naturally we are really geeking out over the incredible photos sent back from the Juno spacecraft currently orbiting Jupiter.

The Juno spacecraft launched aboard an Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Aug. 5, 2011, and reached Jupiter in July 2016. The spacecraft has initiated its study of Jupiter, and will orbit a total of 32 times (one orbit takes 52 earth days), skimming to within 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) above the planet’s clouds, and will be intentionally de-orbited later this year.

While we continue to learn about the biggest planet in our solar system, one thing has become abundantly clear. Space is freaking awesome.

Check out these amazing images of our biggest planetary neighbor.

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