That is Saturn, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 17, 2012. It’s a mosaic of 60 images (taken in violet, red, and infrared light seen here in false color), methodically stitched together to produce this jaw-dropping view, and you absolutely positively must grab the bigger, higher-resolution version. It's stunning.
A spectacular new image of the star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory and released on the occasion of the inauguration of the telescope in Naples today. This picture was taken with the help of Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, during his visit to the observatory on 5 June 2012.
(Via The Verge)
While Anonymous might the most auspicious organization right now channeling "hacker" efforts, the annual Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) in Berlin has been doing it before many members of Anonymous were born. CCC's latest initiative is its most audacious yet, however: creating a global satellite network to build a legislation-proof "free" internet, and eventually putting a man on the moon.
If SOPA and PIPA can exist, why not a hacker space satellite grid?
You can check out the audacious plan's official wiki here.