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  1. #1 A question about plasma 
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    What would happen if we fired a neutron, electron or atom into an extreamly dense and high tempreture portion of plasma at light speed?


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    Well, plasma can act like a wall given proper circumstances, so it may very well deflect the atom if it is thick enough. However if it can pass through, because all transparent mediums must have a refractive index, it would generate Cerenkov radiation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opticnerve93
    What would happen if we fired a neutron, electron or atom into an extreamly dense and high tempreture portion of plasma at light speed?
    No telling. Since neutrons, electrons and atoms are massive we would have violated special relativity is a rather big way. One you violate basic physics there is literally no telling what would happen -- all the known laws of physics pretty much go out the window.
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    do you think it would be possible to make a mini star to use as power with plasma?
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    ok so have they actually done any tests in this field? or is it still relitivly open?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opticnerve93
    ok so have they actually done any tests in this field? or is it still relitivly open?
    There are LOTS of tests of relativity. It is extremely well supported both experimentally and theoretically.
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    Oh, I thought you said 'close to the speed of light' My brain automatically converts 'speed of light' to 'close to the speed of light'

    The universe would rather turn the oceans into Kool Aid than allow a particle to travel faster then 300,000 Km/s.

    Mini star for energy generation? You would need to control gravity, which everyone but the sob's at 18015 cannot seem to do.
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