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Creepy ripple-like rings around a distant star in new image from James Webb puzzle astronomers

The James Webb Space Telescope captured mysterious concentric rings around a distant star that astronomers are still working to explain.

The image, taken in July, which released on twitter (opens in a new tab) by citizen scientist Judy Schmidt, prompting a torrent of comments and head scratching. show a star (opens in a new tab) known as WR140 surrounded by regular wave-like circles that gradually fade away. The circles, however, are not perfectly round, but instead have a somewhat square feel, leading to speculation about possible extraterrestrial origins.


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