|M5 is arguably one of the best globular clusters in the sky visible
from the northern hemisphere. Personally I (Adam) rate this one a little
better than M13. These balls of stars (upwards of a million members) orbit
our galaxy on the order of tens of thousands of light years distant. This
particular cluster is approximately 26,000 light years away and is estimated
to be 13 BILLION years old (*whew*).
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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