I've just started playing Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and I ran into this glowing yellow star in the first world.
When I approach it, it expands and turns into this:
I can fly in and out of it, but neither of the tools I have at my disposal seem to have any effect on it. These are what I currently have:
Are these the artifacts that I'm supposed to be looking for or are they a key to some puzzle in this world or what?