A stunning new image from has been nicknamed the Space Butterfly for its two 'wings' of hot gasses either side of a central cluster of stars.
The butterfly is a nebula, a giant cloud of gas and dust in space where new stars are born, and was spotted by NASA.
It is officially called Westerhout 40 (W40) and is 1,400 light-years from the sun, harbouring hundreds of baby stars.
The nebula's two 'wings' are giant bubbles of hot, interstellar gas blowing from the hottest, most massive stars in the region.
The latest picture comes from the Spitzer Space Telescope and is a composite of four infrared images.
Nasa has called the W40 nebula a 'nursery' for hundreds of baby stars.
The red butterfly's wings are made of matter that has been ejected from the thick cluster of stars in the middle of the wings.
Nasa said in a blog post about the image:'W40 is about 1,400 light-years from the Sun, about the same distance as the well-known Orion nebula, although the two are almost 180 degrees apart in the sky.
'They are two of the nearest regions in which massive stars - with masses upwards of 10 times that of the Sun - have been observed to be forming.
'The hottest and biggest of these stars that lie in the middle, the W40 IRS 1a, is found near the center of the star cluster.'
The resulting mosaic image was released as part of the MYStIX (Massive Young stellar clusters Study in Infrared and X-rays) survey of young stellar objects run by Nasa.
The Spitzer Space Telescope, formerly known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility is an infrared telescope that studies the early universe, young galaxies and forming stars.
It was was launched into orbit around the sun and trails behind Earth, on August 25, 2003 and is primarily used to detect dust spreads around stars.
The Spitzer mission is the fourth and final observatory under NASA's Great Observatories program, which also includes the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.