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Plasma: you have been lied to your entire life!

Name the states of matter. You probably thought solid, liquid, gas, right? Well, you’re… not wrong, but you’re missing out the most abundant state of matter in the universe. (Excluding antimatter and dark matter.) Ninety-nine percent of all normal matter in the universe is plasma and you probably didn’t even know about it until now. Plasma is mostly really common because it’s what stars are made out of. And I suppose it’s not really unreasonable not to teach kids about it because you don’t really see much of it in everyday life. But lightning, and plasma balls like this one: …are made out of plasma. So what actually is plasma? Well, when you heat up a gas loads it can get to the point where

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