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Aug 21, 2013 4:18 PM by Nikai Salcido

A star is born in the constellation Vela

Astronomers in Chile have captured the birth of a new star some 1,400 light-years away.

Footage reveals the star's birth as it spits materials into space at a supersonic speed as high as 621,000 miles per hour.

The images of the creation of the new star were captured with the European Southern Observatory's Alma Telescope.

According to the observatory, the shots capture in never-before-seen detail the extreme velocities of the jets of gas as they stream from the new star.

Astronomers will continue to track the newborn star.

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