This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Hercules A galactic jets, composite image

Hercules A galactic jets, composite image

C015/5227

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

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) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NASA / ESA / S. BAUM AND C. O'DEA (RIT), R. PERLEY AND W. COTTON (NRAO / AUI / NSF), AND THE HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM (STSCI / AURA) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hercules A galactic jets, composite image. Combined radio and optical image of the galactic jets (pink) emerging from the centre of the Hercules A galaxy. These jets, visible in the radio part of the spectrum, are powered by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Hercules A is 2.1 billion light years from Earth, in the constellation of Hercules. Image data obtained with the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), with radio data obtained by the Very Large Array (VLA). Image published in 2012.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}