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09/03/2015 10:07 GMT | Updated 09/03/2015 14:59 GMT

Hubble Captures Breathtaking Image Of Young Star

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has managed to produce another incredible picture in 2015, this time showing us a rare glimpse of a young star enveloped within a swirling nebula.

What makes this view of V1331 Cyg so special is that we're actually looking at it directly from one of its poles. As the star matures huge jets drive out from the top and bottom, burning through the dust and clouds to create an almost tunnel-like appearance.

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V1331 Cyg is now in the later stages of becoming a main sequence star similar to our own sun. By seeing such a clear view of the star and its surroundings this should give astronomers an unparalleled glimpse into the early life of a star and the formation of planets surrounding it.

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