Physics in Pictures

The interior of a neutron star plays host to strange phases of matter unlike anything seen here on Earth.

Don't Eat This! A Recipe for "Nuclear Pasta"

The interior of a neutron star plays host to strange phases of matter unlike anything seen here on Earth.


The birth of a star produces spectacularly fast-moving bursts of particles.

An Astronomically Powerful Debut: Herbig-Haro Objects

The birth of a star produces spectacularly fast-moving bursts of particles.


The incredible energy of the Z Pulsed Power Facility makes for an impressive sight.

Meet the Z-Machine

The incredible energy of the Z Pulsed Power Facility makes for an impressive sight.


Finding the best way to pack objects into a container of a certain shape is harder than you might think.

Polyhedral Peg, Round Hole

Finding the best way to pack objects into a container of a certain shape is harder than you might think.


The non-Newtonian properties of liquid soap and shampoo fluid let them

Bouncing a Stream: The Kaye Effect

The non-Newtonian properties of liquid soap and shampoo fluid let them "bounce" as a stream. Try it at home!