What are some examples of plasma?

Most matter in the universe is in the plasma state. Here are a few specific examples of plasmas:
  • Gases in discharge tubes (fluorescent lamps and neon signs)
  • Welding arcs
  • Lightning
  • Auroras
  • The upper atmosphere (the ionosphere)
  • Stars and the Sun
  • the solar wind
  • interstellar gas clouds
  • The fireball made by a nuclear weapon
  • Comet tails

Author: Fred Senese senese@antoine.frostburg.edu

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