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Contact: Lynn Chandler
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Jets from Supermassive Black Hole in the Core of the Elliptical Galaxy Hercules A

Caption: Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a super massive 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 radio telescope in New Mexico.

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Related news release: A multi-wavelength view of radio galaxy Hercules A


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