A fantastic new class of star-forming nursery, known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules, or frEGGs for short, imaged with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located in the constellation of Cassiopeia, this object is known as J025027.7+600849. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Sahai
Galaxies are well known as the birthplaces of stars and planets thanks to the overwhelmingly large amount of dust and gas within them. Over time, cold gas coalesces into molecular clouds, leading to the further emergence of star-forming regions.