Messier 5



APR 20

Messier 5, or M5, is a globular star cluster located in the constellation Serpens. It was discovered by German astronomer Gottfried Kirch in 1702 and later cataloged by Charles Messier in 1764.

M5 is one of the largest and brightest globular clusters visible from Earth. It is located approximately 24,500 light-years away and has a diameter of about 165 light-years. The cluster is estimated to be around 13 billion years old, making it one of the oldest known globular clusters in the Milky Way galaxy.


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