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May 30, 2012 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-25

Stellar Archaeology Traces Milky Way's History

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About this Object
Object Name: M4
Object Description: Globular Cluster
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 23m 35s.40
Dec. -26° 31' 31".87
Constellation: Scorpius
Distance: About 7,200 light-years (2,200 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: These images were created from Hubble data from proposal 10146: PI: L. Bedin (STScI). The lead author on the paper is J. Kalirai (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Filters: F606W (V)
About this Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Kalirai (STScI)
Release Date: May 30, 2012