New to Me: Aerogel
A few facts about my recent FABULOUS discovery (which I made here) . . .
Aerogel (shown above) is the lightest solid known to exist. It weighs only three times as much as air.
It's also called frozen smoke because of its hazy blue appearance.
It holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of World Records.
When handled, Aerogel feels like styrofoam.
It's chemically similar to glass, and shatters like glass, yet is incredibly strong and can support thousands of times its own weight.
Aerogel is awesome.