The Beautiful Birth of a New Star
Welcome to the Universe, IRAS 14568-6304. There's no catchy name for this particular stellar object, because it's too new to have been given one.
This image from the European
The star, which is at least 2280 light-years away, was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in visible and infrared light. There are other new stars in the vicinity-known as the Circinus molecular cloud complex-too. In the coming centuries, they'll form a bight constellation of their own that people on Earth will gaze up at in wonder.