NASA recently found a mysterious symbol in the form of a question mark. Last July 26, the Space Agency published an image of the star cluster Herbig-Haro 46/47. It was a photograph taken by the James Webb telescope with the intention of showing two baby stars and how they had formed, as they explained in their social networks:
Going goblin mode.
Within the orange-white splotch at the center of this image are 2 chaotic baby stars. Over thousands of years, the pair repeatedly gobbled up, then spat out the gas and dust around them — producing those fiery orange lobes: https://t.co/lSOy5uyCYD pic.twitter.com/jHVu6YlGXv
— NASA Webb Telescope (@NASAWebb) July 26, 2023
However, Internet users soon took notice of something else. Right next to one of the baby stars, several users found a kind of question mark that attracted more attention than the discovery made by the NASA telescope:
What's the galaxy that looks like a question mark ? Maybe you should zoom in there, it's like a side quest or something. pic.twitter.com/c7nbr1Q0nW
— cartoon/videogamefan (@Kev2D3DArtist) July 27, 2023
Check the question mark at the bottom of the original. ‘?’ pic.twitter.com/mzeo938Y37
— JP (@ItsJorgePerez) July 26, 2023
What in the hell is this lmao pic.twitter.com/yta8YMYnAF
— Paleo/UFO Nerd (@dinoufostuff) July 30, 2023
It is not known what exactly that strange question mark is. However, the representatives of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore assured on the specialized website Space.com, that it could be a galaxy located millions of light-years away: "It is probably a distant galaxy, or potentially interacting galaxies. Their interactions may have caused the distorted question mark-shape."
They do know for sure that whatever the question mark is, it is far away from our galaxy. Something that, they explained, they can confirm due to the red color of the objects.