An interesting article I ran across...
|A form of solid carbon dioxide that could be used to make ultra-hard glass or coatings for microelectronic devices has been discovered. The material, named amorphous carbonia, was created by an Italian led team.|
|It was made by squeezing dry ice, a form of carbon dioxide used to create smoke in stage shows, at huge pressure. |
Scientists are interested in the new material because of the potential applications. Also, they believe it could give them clues to the processes that happen in the centre of huge gas giant planets such as Jupiter.
Seems like another vote for space exploration. While not directly space related, it shows terrestrial concepts can be inspired and related to help understand cosmic events. :thumbsup: