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    States of Matter

    So, there's solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Are there any other states? And what are sources of plasma besides stars? Is fire plasma?
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    Fire isn't plasma, it's just visible heat/chemicals released from some oxidation reactions.

    More states are predicted to exist at extremely low temperatures. No idea if they have actually been demonstrated in an experiment yet.
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    The wikipedia entry has a really good list:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_matter

    Though oddly it lumps my favorite, the supercritical fluid, under gas.

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    I believe that one is called a bose constant, but you have to be near subzero to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    I believe that one is called a bose constant, but you have to be near subzero to get it.
    Bose–Einstein condensate
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