Why does it create a 2nd Asterisk (* *) when creating in Obsidian?

When I type in an *, obsidian automatically creates a 2nd one following that and I find myself always having to delete it. Why does it do this? What is the purpose of it?

It’s an automatic completion for italics format in markdown. You can turn off the setting in the Editor tab within your settings I believe.

Ah found it, thanks! ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ

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