This might look what Timothy Leary saw when he looked in the mirror but it is, in fact, a real place which you do not have to drink a vat of acid to marvel @.
This trippy scene is one of space telescope Hubble's best snaps. It is of the star forming region in the Carina Nebula. What you see is a mere three light-years tall.
The seam in the middle is the result of new stars forming and emitting powerful gas jets that are ripping the pillar apart. And you thought the Icelandic eruption was intense!