On earth, we live upon an island of “ordinary matter.” We have learned to exist using solids, liquids, and gases.
When looking at the universe as a whole, plasma makes up 99% of everything we can see. Solids, liquids, and gases only account for 1% ! 1% 99%
So much energy is added that the electrons are ripped away from the nuclei of their gas atoms
These “ions” are free to zip around and bump into each other. Light is given off when some of these electrons get back with a nucleus.
Natural plasmas Northern Lights Lightning Stars
Man-Made Plasmas Fluorescent Lights Neon Signs Plasma TVs
Check out this info on plasmas • You Tube the 4th State of Matter
Now for a little musical plasma • You Tube Dueling Teslas House of the Rising Sun
Here is how this new technology might light up your life • You Tube Plasma Light Bulb
How does a plasma TV work? • Discovery Channel Plasma TV