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].
Quadratic Equation Roots
At some point during our math schooling, most of us were required to memorize the quadratic solutions equation. It was confusing, because we never knew what it was really about. Here's your chance to see where that messy equation comes from.