Plasma ball (Image Credit: User: Nevit, via Wikimedia Commons)

For a long time, science only knew about three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Nowadays, we know that not only is there a fourth state, but it's far more prevalent than those we are familiar with: and it's called plasma.

The hottest plasma ever created on Earth reached a temperature of 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit (4 trillion degrees Celsius), dwarfing those generated within the Sun by a long shot (by comparison, it merely reaches a temperature of 9 billion °F/5 million °C in the the Sun's core). However, one doesn't need to arrange a trip to the Sun to see plasma, In fact, most people can without having to leave their homes.

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