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Hercules, the Strongman

A constellation named for Hercules, a character from Roman mythology, that is best viewed in spring and summer.

Radio Programs

More Transients Explaining some bright flashes April 28, 2019

More Hercules Some of the galaxy’s oldest residents May 15, 2018

Hercules The strongman climbs high May 14, 2018

Kornephoros The leading light of the club bearer May 31, 2017

Head Cases Heading up two constellations May 5, 2016

M13 Sending a long-distance message April 5, 2016

Zeta Herculis Stellar siblings spread out April 4, 2016

Hercules Cluster Stirring up a cluster of galaxies May 13, 2015

M92 An ancient family of stars May 12, 2015

M13 A cluster of old, faint stars May 11, 2015

Hercules Handing down pictures of the stars May 10, 2015

Cancer Grabbing a toe was a bad idea February 14, 2015

Featured Images

Hercules, the strongman, depicted as he rises in the eastern sky

The Strongman May 22, 2012

Ground-based image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2151, in Hercules

Galaxies Galore October 1, 2010