Globular Cluster M4

This panoramic view of the globular cluster M4 was captured by The Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope in March 1995.

The cluster hosts some highly interesting white dwarfs that can be used to age-date the Universe.



About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:24 April 2002, 19:00
Size:1900 x 1900 px

About the Object

Name:M 4, Messier 4, NGC 6121
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:5500 light years

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