Scientists tested these samples of aerogel to see how they could be used as building materials on Mars.

July 15, 2019

Scientists tested these samples of aerogel to see how they could be used as building materials on Mars. In an experimented, both the crushed and solid samples of aerogel were able to raise temperatures to melt water ice - ideal for a Martian greenhouse in which crops could grow.

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Robin Wordsworth/Harvard

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