Plasma

All stars and our Sun are variable

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All the stars and our Sun are variable plasma stars. Over 150,000 variable stars are known and catalogued, and many thousands more are suspected to be variable. Variables: What Are They and Why Observe Them? | American Association of Variable Star Observers Recurrent novae, superflares, CME’s are all part of electromagnetic stars variability, such as …

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A nice cold Red Sprite?

Red Sprites plasma filaments

One unusual feature of sprites is that they are relatively cold – they operate more like long fluorescent light tubes than hot compact light bulbs. Sprite Lightning in HD | NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day This phenomenon occurs in the sky over our heads, not the sea. It is a type of lightning known …

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Plasma: Metals into Fourth State of Matter

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Liquid metal converted to plasma. Geology, space dusty plasmas and minerals, resistant and sometimes willing chemical elements forced to be transmuted. University of Rochester’s Dr Mohamed Zaghoo and colleagues observed, however, there is another way to create a plasma: under high density conditions, heating a liquid metal to very high temperatures will also produce a …

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