This picture has been all over the blogs.
I don’t want to talk about this picture too much – that has been done (a good summary discussion can be found at Bad Astronomy). Apparently, this is some type of rocket mistake or something.
Although the picture is cool, it is not as cool as this simulation that someone made.
Here is the best shot from the video:
Maybe that picture didn’t turn out so well. The point is that someone made a simulation (I assume it is a simulation, and not just an animation). How do you know if a simulation is any good? You look and see how well it compares with real data. The real data in this case is the picture.