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Space telescope’s image of star gets photobombed by galaxies

AP – NASA’s new space telescope has gazed into the distant universe and shown perfect vision: a spiky image of a faraway star photobombed by thousands of ancient galaxies.

The image released last Wednesday from the James Webb Space Telescope is a test shot – not an official science observation – to see how its 18 hexagonal mirrors worked together for a single coordinated image taken 1.6 million kilometres away from Earth. Officials said it worked better than expected.

Last month, NASA looked at a much closer star with 18 separate images from its mirror segments.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin