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Aerogel 99.8% Air
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This is a great collectors' item, gift, a unique and rare science display, or just something to amaze your friends. It’s simply amazing to hold in your hands!
Silica Aerogel was developed by NASA, and used to insulate the Mars Rover and collect comet dust in the Stardust Mission.
Some interesting facts about Silica Aerogel:
- World's lightest solid consisting of up to 99.8% air...the rest is Silica
- World's best insulator
- Can support over 1000X its weight...yes, that's a 2gm piece under the 2.5kg brick
- Melting point is over 2000°F/1090°C
- Nicknamed "Blue Smoke" due to its appearance...its hard to believe you are holding a solid
Dimensions: approx. 1 x 0.5 x 0.5 In.
The aerogel is shipped in a small acrylic box, and comes with a manual with information on handling
Same day shipping if ordered before noon EST! Second Day shipping available.
Europe customers: your orders will be sent from within the EU (the Netherlands)
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Top Customer Reviews
The Aerogel (99.8% air) was great and exactly as expected! However! The packaging ALSO included an almost vaporous matter / non-matter that was actually 100% air!!!
I couldn't believe that a company would include such a valuable giveaway!
I breathed it in and enjoyed another minute of LIFE... FOR FREE!!! Would definitely buy again! In fact, i might order enough to keep me alive for years to come!