Exotic plasmas of the Universe
By studying astrophysical plasmas, we hope to understand some basic questions about the universe.
The study of plasma physics has applications in many fields of research, industry, and technology, including space propulsion, microelectronics, plasma TVs, and even medical instrument sterilization. Most tantalizing of all, plasma may hold the key to mankind’s future energy demand through nuclear fusion. Such a task is no easy feat: scientists must capture and control a plasma ten times hotter than the Sun to efficiently gather the energy in nuclear fusion reactions. The reward, however, would change the world with a limitless energy source that would produce no long-lived nuclear waste or greenhouse gases.
The goal of the Exotic Plasmas of the Universe Trading Cards is to present some of the most unique plasmas through pictures and fun facts with the hope that you, too, will find plasmas fascinating. .
Exotic Plasmas of the Universe Trading Cards
Exotic Plasmas of the Universe