The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a fascinating image of two actively forming young stars known as Herbig-Haro 46/47, located 1,470 light-years from Earth in the Vela Constellation. While the stars and their surrounding disk of material provide valuable insights into star formation, what has caught the attention of scientists and space enthusiasts alike is the object below them – resembling a giant cosmic question mark.
The JWST team at the European Space Agency (ESA) released the high-resolution near-infrared image, sparking curiosity and speculation about the enigmatic object's origin. Some experts suggest it could be a distant galaxy or possibly two galaxies merging and interacting.
The nature of this cosmic question mark remains uncertain, but its discovery exemplifies the cutting-edge capabilities of the JWST in exploring the far reaches of the universe.