A 'cosmic caterpillar,' shaped by fierce stellar winds [Photo]

August 31, 2013 4:12 AM

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A 'cosmic caterpillar,' shaped by fierce stellar winds [Photo]

What do you see in the ethereal photo above? An electric blue caterpillar? A wispy tadpole? How about a star struggling to be born?

The image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows a star 4,500 light-years from Earth trying to form in the face of a powerful stellar wind.

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