Hubble telescope shows image of new 'lightsaber' star system

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[December 19, 2015]  GREENBELT, Md. - NASA'S Hubble telescope captured an image of a baby star buried in interstellar gas and dust with massive jets emitting from it that seem to resemble a double-bladed lightsaber from the new film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman said the image of dark clouds with a long gold line through it shows the birth stage of a new star system.

"This particular protostar system looks like a double-bladed lightsaber, which is timely with all the Star Wars frenzy going on right now," she added.

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