The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a distant quasar lensed into five images. In addition the picture holds a treasure of lensed galaxies and even a supernova.
More details on this beauty over at ESA’s site. Almost as beautiful, in its own way, is the soon-to-be-operative Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Seed Magazine has a nice page giving some numbers to put LHC’s dimensions in perspective.