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All solar activity is basically magnetic activity. The sun’s magnetism is created by the movement of super-heated plasma as it ripples across the surface of our home star. The Universe s5e3: Magnetic Storm, History 2010
The Surface of the Sun: this may look like a ball of flames but its surface is an ocean of ten-thousand-degree plasma, with waves, winds and massive eruptions as explosive as a billion tons of TNT. The Universe: Seven Wonders of the Solar System II
New magnetic fields are constantly being created because rivers of plasma which are electrically charged flow at different speeds around the Sun. The Sun’s rotation tangles these magnetic lines together forcing parts of them to emerge on the surface as dark spots and prominences that stick out from the surface. Death of the Sun, 2006
Plasma might one day hold the key to futuristic defensive weaponry once limited to sci-fi movies. But what actually is plasma? UFO Files s3e3: Alien Engineering 2/2, History 2006
99% of visible matter in the universe may be plasma. Including stars. And it comes in natural and man-made varieties. ibid.
This very well could be the force-field or the cloaking device of the future. Somehow similar to what people have dreamt about in Star Trek. Matter comes in four known states: the solid state, and then you heat it and you get the liquid state. And then you heat that and you get the gaseous state. And if you keep heating ... the molecules and atoms get stripped from the electrons and then become ionised. When it becomes like this we call it plasma. Mounir Laroussi, Old Dominion University
Plasma seems to have the kinds of properties one would like for life. It’s somewhat like liquid water – unpredictable and thus able to behave in an enormously complex fashion. It could probably carry as much information as DNA does. It has at least the potential for organizing itself in interesting ways. Freeman Dyson