The James Webb Telescope observes dozens of newborn stars spewing gas in the same direction, and no one is sure why

Astronomers use James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) They have observed a strange stellar phenomenon for the first time ever: a cluster of young stars streaking the walls of their nursery in apparently coordinated jets of high-velocity gas. Surprisingly, they all point in the same direction.

The chaotic discovery provides the first direct picture of a long-studied phenomenon called protostellar jets, huge jets of gas released by newborn stars, which collide with and charge material in the molecular clouds of gas surrounding them. But it also reveals a puzzling new mystery: Why do so many of the newly discovered jets appear to be lined up in exactly the same direction, even though they come from widely separated stars?

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