Earliest stage of star formation has been captured by Hubble Space Telescope.

This image shows a beautiful cloud of dust and gas located in the constellation of Serpens.

This Hubble image shows earliest phase of star formation, in which dust and gas come together to form a core.

While the image by Webb shows the next phase of development in which the core is dense enough to attract more material.

The image was taken using Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 instrument which looks at the visible light spectrum.

Core is visible as it is deep within the cloud, is not a uniform sphere but rather has patches that are either dense or less dense.

The gas and dust making up CB 130-3 affect not only the brightness but also the apparent color of background stars.

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