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A Multi-Wavelength View of Radio Galaxy Hercules A

Release date: Nov 29, 2012 9:00 AM (EST)
A Multi-Wavelength View of Radio Galaxy Hercules A
Release type: Hubble Heritage

Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A illustrate the combined imaging power of two of astronomy's cutting-edge tools, the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, and the recently upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in New Mexico.