IRAS 14568-6304, The young star is a particularly spectacular sight since it has a protostellar jet. This tail-like formation beneath the star is composed of remnants of gas and dust from the parent cloud that gave birth to the star. | Image credit: NASA/Hubble.
NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (IAA, Spain) Explanation: How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder.