"The sharpest image ever taken of the large "grand design" spiral galaxy"
"A spiral-shaped system of stars, dust, and gas clouds, the galaxy's arms wind all the way down into the nucleus. Though the galaxy is located 11.6 million light-years away, the Hubble Space Telescope's view is so sharp that it can resolve individual stars"
This picture came out a few years ago, but i still think its worth the post.
you can download the smaller version which takes seconds. or for those of you who wish to view an extremly large version (trust me its well worth seeing all those stars up close) you can download it on the hubble site, its like 6-700 mb.
small image - http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/publicationjpg/heic0710a.jpg
go here for the larger image http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/html/heic0710a.html
Suddenly i feel so small. and it makes you wonder how some people can think we are the only intelligent life form in the entire universe.