Animation Zoom into M4 Globular Cluster

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Duration: 24 seconds

Sequence begins with a backyard view of the Scorpius region, then zooms to the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera view of the M4 globular star cluster, located in the Milky Way Galaxy's stellar halo. Circles fade in, indicating the location of the cooling white dwarf stars astronomers used to determine the age of the Universe.

Cosmology, Globular Clusters, HD Video, Scientific Visualizations, Star Clusters, Stars, Universe Age/Size, White Dwarfs


NASA and B. Preston (STScI and Max-Q Digital)

Publication: April 24, 2002

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