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A fourth state of matter composed of superheated gases in the form of charged particles. The matter inside a star and most of the matter scattered across the universe is in the form of plasma[1]. Examples include the solar corona and solar wind, both of which consist predominantly of protons and electrons[2].

References

  1. ^ Baumann, Mary K.; Will Hopkins, Loralee Nolletti, Michael Soluri, Steven Hawking (foreword) and Ray Villard (astronomy consultant) (2007). Cosmos: Images From Here to the Edge of the Universe. London: Duncan Baird Publishers. ISBN 1844834761 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help).  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help);
  2. ^ Rees, Martin (ed.) (2008). Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636708. 
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