Polarized light around a young nebula. Named prior to telescopes that revealed its true shape, the Boomerang Nebula is a very cold place with a temperature of about -459 degrees Fahrenheit or 1 K. Credit: NASA, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team [STScI/AURA].
Plasma Ball Physics
A plasma ball is fun, but plasmas are an important part of our physical universe. From lightning to stars to the Northern Lights, plasmas are all around us.