Today's APOD shows M51, a pair of galaxies interacting. This sort of shot is why I really want the Hubble to be repaired. Sure, we'll have other useful astronomy satellites up, eventually, but nothing else that records visible light. X-ray photos just don't have the same appeal.
28K words on the NaNo project, by the way. Am writing a Xander-POV section just now, and it's flowing.