Detail from HST/WFPC2 with Location of Pulsar

The green circle in the image marks the location of a pulsar orbited by the oldest known planet.

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Credit:

NASA/ESA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0319j
Type:Observation
Release date:10 July 2003, 20:00
Size:546 x 410 px

About the Object

Name:B 1620+26, Messier 4, NGC 6121
Type:• Milky Way : Planet : Special Cases : Pulsar planet
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:5500 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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