This is an exciting testament to human achievement. Think about what that is. That is the view you’d have if you were sitting out in the middle of outer space – sitting on a comet.
Because that is exactly what you are looking at! Upper right dots are stars Center and left are mostly dust flying around with stars too of course… and the ground is the surface of a comet. The comet in question being 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
ETA: This explains the background better:
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Yeah, from what I can gather the particles going the same direction in a downwards trajectory in the background are all stars, and the rest of the mess going random directions in the foreground is the actual dust/debris of the comet.
You remember the Rosetta mission, hopefully. Not too long ago. It orbited that comet real close and featured a lander which went forth and is obviously working just fine. This is a stitched together sequence of frames from that lander.
A very nice composite is below for those who are freaked out by the utter awesomeness of getting such a mind stopping view.
The video above is an mp4. You can also get it as a gif at imgur in Remember the Rosetta mission? This is what it looks like to BE ON A COMET!! In flipping space!!