EGG is an acronym for evaporating gaseous globule, a type of astronomical object thought to be associated with the formation of new stars. Stars are thought to form when clouds of interstellar gas and dust collapse under their own gravity, becoming dense enough to ignite a self-sustaining fusion reaction. At this point, the embryonic star evaporates and drives off the gas and dust surrounding it, hence astromers have dubbed the objects evaporating gaseous globules or EGGs. The Hubble Space Telescope recently photographed young stars hatching from their EGGs in the Eagle Nebula, located in the constellation Serpens.