Globular Cluster M4's Location in Milky Way

Globular Cluster M4's Location in Milky Way

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News release ID: STScI-2002-10
Release Date: Apr 24, 2002
Image Use: Copyright
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This illustration shows the location of the globular cluster M4 in our Milky Way Galaxy, which is depicted "edge-on" or from the side. Globular clusters like M4 are the first pioneer settlers of the Milky Way. Many coalesced to build the hub of our galaxy and formed billions of years before the appearance of the Milky Way's magnificent pinwheel disk. Today, 150 globular clusters survive in the galactic halo.


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Cosmology, Globular Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Star Clusters, Stars, Universe Age/Size, White Dwarfs

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Credit: NASA and A. Feild (STScI)