Ok, so I have a bit of a fascination with space and space travel, which I manfully try not to inflict on CoffeeHousers. But indulge me just this once, as this image taken by the European Southern Observatory - and reported by the Telegraph here - is too stunning not to share. For obvious reasons, it's been nicknamed the Eye of God:
Truth is, it's a "shell of gas and dust that has been blown off by a faint central star". Even so, an arresting reminder of the beauty of our universe.