This one is about as big as it can get. If you try and pull apart empty space further than that, the microcosm inside will quickly snap back to mu set shape, after which the gap closes quickly with a hiss and emitting lo-fi phonons. They aren't stable, and this one will persist for roughly five years, and collapse on... Friday, April 7th... around 21:43 UTC... and nine seconds.
It's December again, so I allow myself to spend time finding pictures of the Mandelbrot set. Here's a beautiful example I posted to diaspora:
And I like to mock Mandelbrot experts by posting examples like this bad pun questioning period doubling wisdom:
Or this illusive "Mandelbrot with holes" featuring unexpected shapes made of pure trickery and vileness:
The seahorse's tail, ubiquitous in its home valley, well deserves the highlight and its own five minutes of fame. What is value, after all?
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