NASA's Hubble Telescope Spots Cosmic 'Lightsaber'

Hubble finds "The Force" in a newborn star.

NASA said the image shows a newborn star with twin jets shooting out into the Milky Way. The newborn star is located 1,350 light years away from Earth.

While "Star Wars" fans may see a double-bladed lightsaber, there's a real-life explanation for what's happening.

"Gas from a surrounding disk rains down onto the dust-obscured protostar and engorges it. The material is superheated and shoots outward from the star in opposite directions along an uncluttered escape route -- the star's rotation axis," the Hubble team said in a blog post. And that's how the lightsaber effect is created.