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June 27, 2001 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-20

Hint of Planet-Sized Drifters Bewilders Hubble Scientists

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: M22; NGC 6656
Object Description: Globular Cluster
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 36.4m
Dec. -23° 55'
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 2.6 kpc (8,500 light-years)

This image is roughly 1.3 arcminutes (roughly 3.3 light-years) wide.
The entire globular cluster is roughly 24 arcminutes across.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: February - June, 1999
Filters: F555W (V); F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

K. Sahu, S. Casertano, M. Livio, R.Gilliland (STScI), N. Panagia (ESA/STScI), M. Albrow and M. Potter (STScI)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and K. Sahu (STScI)
Release Date: June 27, 2001 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Orientation: Globular Cluster M22 (inset shows entire cluster)