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A spectacular new image of the Hubble space telescope shows a probable new star forming in the Scorpio constellation of the Milky Way.

The telescope, operated jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency, glimpsed the probable star in formation about 5,900 light years from Earth, the the agencies said in a news release.

The region where the star appears to be forming has been named IRAS 16562-3959. The forming star is about 30 times the mass of the sun, NASA said, and is likely among the brightest stars in the galaxy.

The Hubble telescope’s detailed cameras allowed space agencies Capture spectacular, colorful photos of the rising star. The dark regions of the image are created by light-obscuring dust that blocks some wavelengths of light, according to the news release.

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is of a relatively nearby star-forming region known as IRAS 16562-3959. / Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, R. Fedriani, J. Tan

In the upper left and lower right parts of the image, a powerful jet from the forming star clears away dust, allowing the camera to capture bold swaths of color. Those colors come from “four separate filters” placed in front of the camera’s light sensors, which allow “very specific wavelengths of light to pass through with each observation,” according to the press release. By studying these wavelengths, astronomers and scientists can learn more about the composition, temperature, and density of the region they are photographing.

The constellation of Scorpio, where the star appears to be forming, is a zodiac constellation that resembles a scorpion, with the red star Antares in the center. according to astronomy website EarthSky. The constellation is best visible in July and August.

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