By combining the power of several telescopes, scientists discovered a magnificent image of the black hole in Hercules A. The galaxy, at the center of the image, glows with a yellow-hue, and to either side, extending for over a million light-years each way, hot, high-energy plasma spews into the Universe in stunning fushca jets. [Learn more about black holes.]
(Image: © NASA, ESA, S. Baum & C. O’Dea (RIT), R. Perley & W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))
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