The Hubble telescope caught this bright, light year long heap of gas and dust particles, on its way to become a star some 4,500 odd light years away.

Located in what's called the Cygnus OB2 association, the pummeling streak gas us named IRAS 20324+4057 and is in the process of collecting debris and gas around it so one day it'll be growing up to be a star. It could potentially be 10 times the size of our own sun too.

We won't be able to see grow up for sure, but at the very least, we've seen its birth! [NASA via]