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The image of the dark cloud called L1527 and the light emitted by a very young star was taken by James Webb.
The James Webb telescope, developed jointly by NASA with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), was successfully launched on December 25, 2021, and began working by placing it in its orbit.
The James Webb Space Telescope, which will replace the aging Hubble Space Telescope, is investigating whether there is life on new planets discovered beyond the solar system.
The James Webb Space Telescope took an image of the dark cloud L1527 and the light emitted by a very young star.
‘Hourglass’ in space
L1527 lies approximately 460 light-years from Earth and 0.3 light-years across. Scientists compared the most recent image to an hourglass.