I just saw this image on the Bad Astronomy blog and it stunned me. It was recently recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope using it's newly replaced Wide Field Camera to view a relatively "empty" region of space for 48 hours.
Conclusion? Not. Empty. Those are galaxies. Up to 13 billion light years away. We live in a big place.
Listening to: I Believe in Father Christmas by U2 from All You Need is Love (a Starbucks freebie CD).