What's the most amazing thing in science? SPACE! Duh.
One of my favorite books of all time is Steven Hawking's A Brief History of Time. If you haven't read it, you should. It's written in a very understandable language, and really makes you see the universe in a different way.
I was really disappointed by NASA's recent shutdown, so I think space has been on my mind more than usual.
To create the star layout in my pattern I used real images of space from NASA Images, a non-profit filled with stellar (ha!) copyright-free imagery. Hit it up, it's an AMAZING RESOURCE. I downloaded about 40 images, but only used 4 or 5... so cool!
Oh snap! Space bonus!