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The star will shine 18 times in the new image of the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope has completed the first major phase of its long process of aligning the 18-segment main observatory mirror.

Alone star that the observatory in question was intentionally transferred 18 times to a hexagonal shape. In the end, these 18 images will be perfectly aligned into one, sharp focus, but the intermediate result reflects a star that is perfectly repeated in a hexagonal pattern that resembles a stunning celestial snowflake.



https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-hexagonal-star-image The star will shine 18 times in the new image of the James Webb Space Telescope

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