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Why does the sun really shine?

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Our assumptions about the world often evolve. The rock band, They Might Be Giants, discovered this firsthand. The band has covered the 1950s song, Why Does the Sun Shine?, since 1983. In 2008, they discovered the 1950s science, which the original song was based, was incorrect. In this song, they update the outdated information about the Sun.

Plasma is a superheated gas. Why do scientists consider plasma to be a separate state of matter?

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