Aerogel looks fragile, but it is actually very strong and durable

Advantages of aerogel
Aerogel, the world's lightest solid, has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The density of the new material is just 3.55 kilograms per cubic meter, which is only 2.75 times the density of air. Dried pine is 140 times denser (500kg per cubic meter). The substance looks like congealed smoke, but its composition is similar to glass. It is very suitable for aerospace applications because of its very small density. At Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where Dr Jones has developed a new type of aerogel, made mostly of pure silicon dioxide and the like. In the process, the liquid silicon compound is first mixed with a liquid solvent that evaporates quickly to form a gel. The gel is then dried in an instrument similar to a pressurized digester and heated and depressurized to form a porous spongy structure. The aerogel Dr Jones ended up with was 99.8% air.
Aerogel is sometimes referred to as "solid smoke" or "frozen smoke" because of its translucent color and ultra-lightweight. The new material looks fragile, but is actually very strong and can withstand temperatures of up to 1,400 degrees Celsius. These properties of aerogels have many applications in space exploration. Aerogel materials have been used on the Russian space station Mir and the American Mars Pathfinder spacecraft.

Excellent use of aerogel
Aerogel looks fragile, but it's actually very strong and durable. It can withstand thousands of times its own mass and does not melt until temperatures reach 1,200 degrees Celsius. It also has low thermal conductivity and refractive index, and insulation that is 39 times stronger than the best glass fiber. Because of these properties, aerogel has become an irreplaceable material for space exploration. Both the Russian Mir space station and the American Mars Pathfinder spacecraft have used it for thermal insulation.
Aerogel's applications in space are far from limited. NASA's Stardust spacecraft is carrying it on a very important mission in space: collecting comet particles. Scientists believe the comet particles contain some of the oldest and most primitive material in the solar system, and that studying them could help us better understand the history of the sun and planets. In 2006, the Stardust spacecraft will return to earth with the first samples of comet dust ever collected.
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