Friday, November 6, 1998 Published at 18:09 GMT
Fiery star burning bright
Fireballs ejected into space at 100,000 mph (Nasa)
Dramatic pictures of balls of fire dancing around a super-hot star have been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The fireballs are hot clumps of gas being ejected into space at speeds of over 100,000 mph.
Each one is about 30 times the mass of the Earth, according to Nasa scientists.
The picture of the star known as WR124 taken by Hubble resembles an aerial fireworks explosion.
It is some 15,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius.
It is an extremely rare type known as a Wolf-Rayet star.
Such stars are expected to live fast and die young after going through a violent phase in which it spits out the fiery blobs.