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News Release 90 of 951

November 29, 2012 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-47

A Multi-Wavelength View of Radio Galaxy Hercules A

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Video: Hercules A Zoom Sequence (Non-annotated)

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This video zooms in on the active radio galaxy Hercules A. 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.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

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A 3-D Perspective on Hercules A Running Time: 35 seconds
Hercules A Zoom Sequence (Annotated) Running Time: 20 seconds