This cosmic caterpillar might someday look just like our Sun

This new image from Hubble depicts a proto-star, a knotted clump of gas and dust that stretches well over a light-year in length. Located some 4,500 light-years from Earth, this future star is desperately trying to gain as much mass as possible — all while older, bigger stars blast it with ultraviolet radiation, which… » 9/02/13 7:30am 9/02/13 7:30am