Isn't this a GORGEOUS picture? This is a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) picture of an elliptical galaxy that has undergone a recent merger event that has formed the beautiful petals and arms of stellar material.
You can also see dozens of other galaxies, some in very weird and contorted shapes, in the background.
Go to the website and enjoy the pics AND the two videos. Try to view in the dark with full screen brightness as it will enhance your view just as if you were there among the stars:
I am always amazed that each of these island universes is a galaxy unto itself that contains stars, planets, life I am sure and who knows what else. And there are so many of them.
I wonder what their view is like of our Milky Way Galaxy and if they ponder the wonder of the Universe as you and I do.
Enjoy your journey.
Sky Guy in VA