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December 31, 2017, 9:00am

Plasma 101: 10 Facts You Should Know About Plasma

It’s the fourth state of matter: Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasma is a super-heated gas, so hot that its electrons get out of the atom’s orbit and roam free. A gas thus becomes a plasma when extreme heat causes its atoms to shed their electrons.

Plasma 101: 10 Facts You Should Know About Plasma

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