This eerie image of a dying star looks like a portal to the underworld

Just in time for Halloween, the long-running Hubble Space Telescope has captured an eerie image of a star surrounded by soot.

The star, an aging red giant called CW Leonis, appears to be embedded in orange spider webs. The image shows sunbeams penetrating the sooty carbon surrounding the star, which is running out of fuel. You can zoom in on the creepy star in this video.

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