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Hubble provides rare glimpse of young star
With its helical appearance resembling a snails shell, this reflection nebula seems to spiral out from a luminous central star in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. - photo by Natalie Crofts
WASHINGTON, D.C. A gorgeous image of a young star framed by a reflection nebula was recently captured by the Hubble Telescope.

Called V1331Cyg, the young stellar object is undergoing a contraction process that will make it into a main sequence star, according to NASA. It is currently classified as a T Tauri star.

What makes V1331Cyg special is the fact that we look almost exactly at one of its poles, a statement from NASA reads. Usually, the view of a young star is obscured by the dust from the circumstellar disc and the envelope that surround it. However, with V1331Cyg we are actually looking in the exact direction of a jet driven by the star that is clearing the dust and giving us this magnificent view.

Researchers said they hope to take advantage of the unusual view by studying the stars formation in greater detail.