May 23, 2024

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orange and blue wispy hourglass shape against a starry sky

This James Webb Space Telescope fiery image shows star formation

The newest space telescope on the cluster has spotted a glowing cosmic hourglass filled with vibrant colors and a budding star, or protostar, hiding in its heart.

The fiery formation within Taurus star– The formation region and the protostar within it are hidden from view of telescopes by a dense, dark cloud of gas and dust known as L1527. The formation is only visible in infrared light, making it an excellent target for the near infrared camera (NIRCam) on board. James Webb Space Telescope (Web or JWST).