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plasma

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

Third edition


Published online July 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191842764

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The ionized gas produced at extremely high temperatures, as in the Sun and other stars. It contains positive and negative charges in equal numbers. It is a good electrical conductor. In thermonuclear reactions the plasma produced is confined through the use of magnetic fields....

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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