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Now You Can Dust Like The Astronauts

AerogelBy Andrew Liszewski

Well not exactly. Aerogel is referred to as “the world’s lightest known solid” and while being chemically similar to glass, it’s actually composed of 99.8% air. Most recently it was used in NASA’s Stardust probe to assist in the collection of the dust trails left behind by a visiting comet.

Thankfully, you no longer need to steal from work for NASA to own your very own piece of Aerogel. United Nuclear is now selling sugar cube sized chunks of this remarkable substance for $30. (A slighly larger piece will set you back $125!)

[Aerogel] from [United Nuclear]


4 responses to “Now You Can Dust Like The Astronauts”

  1. Jeff says:

    Now that’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. But what will it be used for?

    If it wasn’t absorbent it might make really good flotation for marine use.

  2. Gebakken lucht?

    Nu! Een klein stukje gebakken lucht voor $25, een groter stuk voor $125! Nou vooruit, je betaalt voor 99,8% lucht, dus voor dat geld krijg je 0,2% Aerogel. Dit spul is chemisch gezien gelijk aan glas, maar door het grote…