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  • What: Least dense solid

  • Where: United States

The world's least dense solid is an aerogel produced by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA. With a density of just 1mg/cm3 (0.25 grains/in3), this aerogel is lighter than air itself (1.2 mg/cm3, 0.3 grains/inch3) and is virtually invisible to the untrained eye. Aerogel with this density was first created on 10 April 2003.

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