Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wow, what a Herculean puff!

Plasma Jets from Radio Galaxy Hercules A

Take a Hubble image of Hercules A galaxy and superimpose on it a Very Large Array radio image taken in NRAO New Mexico, USA, and what do you get?

A spectacular astronomic photo that simply defies words!

(The matter of fact explanation helps to understand what is going on but perhaps only a poet using mythological themes could express the immense proportions and beauty in this phenomenal image.)

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