IRAS 20324+4057 is a mouthful, and it's about 4,500 light years away, but it's also a star on the move. It's expanding to form a new star, but it's unclear how massive that new star will be. "Energetic" wind and light is displacing a lot of the gas and dust that would normally go into the "protostar." Depending on how…
This beautifully bright, light-year-long heap of gas and dust particles was caught by the Hubble telescope hurtling through space on its way to becoming a star some 4,500-odd light years away. And this little cosmic caterpillar-that-could is all the more incredible when you know what it's fighting against.
Just in time for summer, sky-looking researchers have found a star so aquatically-powerful that's literally spraying the universe. The water-shooting star would have been better a cosmic hot tub for winter, however, as its streams are 180,000 degrees Fahrenheit.