NASA’s Webb Space Telescope has revealed a fascinating cosmic sight, presenting an object that looks like a luminous question mark amidst the vastness of deep space. This discovery has piqued the interest of space enthusiasts and experts around the globe.
On July 26, the telescope displayed an image of two young stars called Herbig-Haro 46/47. Located about 1,470 light-years away in the Milky Way’s Vela constellation, these stars appear to be in a lively dance as they form.
But what’s truly intriguing is the mysterious question mark-shaped object. Its existence raises many questions about its true nature and how it came to be. Some scientists believe this object might not even belong to our galaxy.
Matt Caplan from Illinois State University noted that the shape of this object doesn’t match how stars usually appear due to certain optical effects.
Meanwhile, Christopher Britt from the Space Telescope Science Institute suggests an exciting theory. He thinks this question mark shape might be the result of galaxies merging far away, possibly billions of light-years distant.
Such unique shapes have been seen before when galaxies combine, highlighting the ever-changing and dynamic universe we live in.