SPACE (KXAN) — A new photo from the James Webb Space Telescope is leading to a giant question: What in the cosmos formed a giant “?” in space?
The photo was released by the European Space Agency on July 26th. This week, people online noticed what appeared to be “question mark” in the image.
The original image shows two stars, Herbig-Haro 46/47, forming in the center of a disc of gas and dust, according to the ESA. Just beneath the stars, the “question mark” can be spotted.
In an interview with Space.com, a representative with Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) said the object is likely one or more galaxies “interacting”. The color implies it is quite distant.
The James Webb Space Telescope recently celebrated one year of operation. Webb is the largest space telescope ever launched and is frequently called a “time-machine” for its ability to look billions of years in the past.