View of the central portion of the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51. Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Li and A. Filippenko [University of California, Berkeley], S. Beckwith [STScI], 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.