Hercules A Zoom Sequence (Annotated)

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Duration: 20 seconds

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.


Tags
Active Galaxies/Quasars, Astronomical, Elliptical Galaxies, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative

Credits

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

Publication: November 29, 2012


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