Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.
volldost
21:03
Space shuttle tiles at 2200 degrees. These tiles, made out of a material called LI-900, are basically sponges of highly refined quartz sand. That ability to still be cool to touch is actually due to the fact that each tile is 94% air by volume and 99.9% silica glass by composition. That combo makes it laughably bad at conducting heat, which is why those edges are cool to touch.

via imgur
Reposted fromsmoo smoo vianaich naich

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl