Basic questions about plasma and electrons in space

In summary, according to the conversation, space is filled with plasma, which is created by electrons leaving atoms. Quantum correlations come into play because quarks are involved. When particles appear in space, they are typically made up of atoms from the plasma.
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If i get this right: In space when electrons leave its atoms, do they attach to something else? Or is the electrons bouncing freely in space when they get detached? Is this because of dark energy? And if so, where do they go? Do they move between atoms or are the free to go anywhere? And where does quantum correlations come in?
 
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itallcomestoenergy said:
If i get this right: In space when electrons leave its atoms, do they attach to something else?
Well, what else is around that they might "attach" to?
Or is the electrons bouncing freely in space when they get detached?
what would they "bounce" off of ?
Is this because of dark energy?
No, it certainly has NOTHING to do with dark energy
And if so, where do they go? Do they move between atoms or are the free to go anywhere?
They are free to go anywhere but what they do depends on what's around them and what might be able to take on another electron and whether or not they encounter it
And where does quantum correlations come in?
I don't understand the question. Do you understand what "quantum correlations" are?

You seem to be just throwing out technical terms here (dark energy, quantum correlation) that you do not understand.
 
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phinds said:
Well, what else is around that they might "attach" to?
what would they "bounce" off of ?No, it certainly has NOTHING to do with dark energyThey are free to go anywhere but what they do depends on what's around them and what might be able to take on another electron and whether or not they encounter itI don't understand the question. Do you understand what "quantum correlations" are?

You seem to be just throwing out technical terms here (dark energy, quantum correlation) that you do not understand.

Im trying to figure this out, so thanks for using capslock. Dont get mad at people who try to learn something new... Arent you an insight author?

As far as I've read; plasma is a result of energy-affected atoms making electrons to move away from the nucleus. What kind of energy creates the plasma in space?

Quantum correlations is quarks right? And it contains some form of energy, right?

What kind of energy in space are able to affect electrons in this way?

What kind of atoms can we find in space?
 
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itallcomestoenergy said:
Im trying to figure this out, so thanks for using capslock. Dont get mad at people who try to learn something new...
I am not and was not "getting mad". You asked questions, I gave answers
Arent you an insight author?
Yes, but not in this topic

Quantum correlations is quarks right? And it contains some form of energy, right?
No, and no. I suggest you actually look up quantum correlations

What kind of energy in space are able to affect electrons in this way?
They same kinds that would apply on the ground, although cosmic rays will be stronger in space since most of them don't make it down to Earth.
What kind of atoms can we find in space?
all of them, but predominately hydrogen.
 
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1. What is plasma and how is it different from gas?

Plasma is a state of matter in which atoms have been ionized, meaning they have lost or gained electrons. This results in a collection of charged particles, such as electrons and ions, that can conduct electricity. Unlike gas, plasma can be influenced by magnetic fields and can also emit light.

2. How does plasma behave in space?

In space, plasma is the most common state of matter as it is found in stars, the solar wind, and the interstellar medium. Due to its charged particles, plasma can be affected by magnetic fields and can form structures such as plasma jets, loops, and filaments. It also plays a crucial role in the dynamics of the universe, shaping galaxies and driving processes such as star formation.

3. What is the role of electrons in plasma?

Electrons are negatively charged particles that are essential for the behavior of plasma. They are responsible for conducting electricity and creating magnetic fields within plasma. Electrons also play a key role in the heating and cooling of plasma, as well as in the generation of plasma waves and instabilities.

4. How are electrons affected by the Earth's magnetic field?

The Earth's magnetic field, also known as the magnetosphere, can interact with the solar wind and plasma in space. This interaction can cause the acceleration of electrons, leading to the creation of the aurora borealis and aurora australis, also known as the Northern and Southern Lights.

5. How do scientists study plasma and electrons in space?

Scientists use a variety of instruments and techniques to study plasma and electrons in space. These include satellites, spacecraft, and ground-based telescopes that can detect and measure various properties of plasma, such as density, temperature, and magnetic fields. Scientists also conduct laboratory experiments to better understand the behavior of plasma and its interactions with other particles in space.

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