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July 10, 2003 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-19

Oldest Known Planet Identified


Video: Zoom-in to M4 Detail and Planetary System Animation

Artist's Concept Running Time: 1 minute

A zoom into the summer constellation Scorpius to reveal the globular cluster M4. Zoom continues to Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of the location of the planet in M4's starry core. The zoom dissolves to an artist's rendition of the Jupiter-sized planet orbiting around a white dwarf and neutron star.

Video Credit: NASA, Lynn Barranger (STScI), and Greg Bacon (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):

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