Staring across interstellar space, the alluring Cat's Eye Nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth.
Here, Hubble Space Telescope archival image data has been reprocessed to create another look the cosmic cat's eye. Compared to well-known Hubble pictures, the alternative processing strives to sharpen and improve the visiblility of details in light and dark areas of the nebula and also applies a more complex color palette.
Images like this are proof that we need to spend more on space exploration. If we let the Hubble die and fail to send another telescope up there, we're really slipping.