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In a Different Light: Hercules A

View Hercules A in various wavelengths of light and explore what can be learned from each. 


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach, in collaboration with NASA’s Universe of Learning partners: Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Sonoma State University.


  • Hubble Space Telescope image: NASA, STScI

  • Janksy Very Large Array image: NSF/NRAO/VLA

  • Chandra X-ray Observatory image: NASA/CXC/SAO

  • Multi-wavelength image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO, Optical: NASA/STScI, Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA 

Writing:  Leah Ramsay
Design: Joe Olmstead
Science review lead: Dr. Quyen Hart
Education lead: Timothy Rhue II
Additional editorial input from: Dr. Rutuparna Das, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music.


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!