Jovian Planet in Globular Cluster M4: Calm Bystander in Stellar Drama
Long before our Sun and Earth existed, or even the Milky Way galaxy, as we know it today, a planet formed around a sun-like star in one of the earliest homesteaders of our corner of the universe, a globular star cluster.
This planet, a few times more massive than Jupiter has survived the harsh conditions of a globular cluster, a gravitational collision with a binary system, and the death of its progenitor star.
About the Image
|Release date:||10 July 2003, 20:00|
|Size:||2850 x 1865 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Jovian Planet, Messier 4, NGC 6121|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Planet : Type : Gas Giant|
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
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|Distance:||5500 light years|