Cat Brooks (catbrooks) wrote in wtf_nature,
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Aerogel



Aerogel (also called 'frozen smoke' because of its hazy blue appearance), is a truly remarkable material. It is the lightest and lowest-density solid known to exist, and holds an unbelievable 15 entries in the Guinness Book of World Records, including best insulator and lowest density solid.

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NASA's Stardust Mission
Making Aerogel
Buying Aerogel
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