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Webb Telescope celebrates one year by releasing image of a star’s birth

(NBC, KYMA/KECY) - It's been one year since the James Webb Space Telescope began capturing stunning images of the universe.

To mark the first anniversary, NASA released a new picture showing the birth of a star like its never been seen before.

The star the telescope photographed is the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex.

At 390 light-years away, it is the closest star-forming region to Earth, and contains 50 young stars similar in mass to the sun in a cocoon of gas and dust.

NASA said some stars in the image have the tell-tale shadow of a circumstellar disk, and evidence of potential future planetary systems in the making!

The first image from the James Webb Space Telescope was released on July 11, 2022, when President Joe Biden revealed a deep field picture of thousands of galaxies in the galactic cluster SMACS 0723.

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