“Many of us are familiar with the three most common states of matter that we find here on earth in our everyday life. There is solid like ice, glass and metals, liquids like tap water or pulp-free orange juice and gas like water vapor or helium.
But there is a fourth fundamental state of matter that you might not be equally familiar with that is known as plasma. This occurs when a substance is heated so strongly that the electrons begin to rip from their nuclei. Because plasma contain so many charge particles, it becomes conductive and can be affected by electromagnetic fields. Plasma can be found in the sun, in lightning, fusion reactors, some televisions, and many other places.”