Steve Barnes' World of Happiness

The stars, as seen from elsewhere.

An amazing image for astronomy: the New Horizons probe, five years after completing its primary mission to capture Pluto in detail, sent back images of two nearby stars. Comparing them to images taken from Earth, those start (Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359) appear unmistakably shifted. This means New Horizons, having travelled over four billion miles, has returned our first look at the galaxy – as opposed to just the solar system – from an appreciably different angle.

To see it is to feel almost like travelling out there, just a little. New Horizons joins the Voyager 1 and 2 probes in heading indefinitely away from us.

(I don't think it's been updated in some time, but Hanno Rein's Exoplanet app, though designed to chart the galaxy's planets, shows a really nice visualization of the stars' relative distance on the galactic scale.)