Hubble Images A New Star Formation

The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a massive star formation. The new star has about 30 times the mass of the Sun and is still growing.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have shared a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The image shows the star formation IRAS 16562-3959, located 5,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius.

The image, captured with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, is the result of four different filtering methods.

“This incredible Hubble image will help us better understand how the biggest and brightest stars in our galaxy are born,” according to NASA and ESA’s description of the image.

Astronomers believe that the star IRAS 16562-3959, hidden behind a blanket of dust, has reached gigantic proportions and is about 30 times the mass of the Sun, and that the star is still growing.

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