Ever since the apple fell on Isaac Newton’s head, the laws and concepts of physical science have fascinated humans. Physical science isn’t all about gravity: however, it is the study of the nature of nonliving matter and energy that affects every single person on earth, every day.
For instance, you encounter three of the states of matter everyday – solids, liquids and gasses – but did you know that there are two that you don’t normally think of? The more common of the two, plasma, is actually a gas so energized that the electrons break free of the atoms, leaving a soup of electrons and positively charged nuclei. This form of matter can be found in light bulbs, neon signs, stars, and flames.
The less common fifth form of matter is the Bose-Einstein Condensate, which is the opposite of plasma. At extremely low temperatures close to absolute zero, atoms have no energy at all and begin to clump together. Instead of behaving like individual particles, they begin to act as a cluster.
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