World’s most heat resistant spacecraft

World’s most heat resistant spacecraft

Scientists have identified materials that can withstand temperatures of nearly 4,000 degrees Celsius. This is an advance that may pave the way for improved heat resistant shielding for the faster-than-ever hypersonic space vehicles. Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK discovered that the melting point of hafnium carbide is the highest ever recorded for a material.  The researchers developed a new extreme heating technique using lasers to test the heat tolerance of TaC and…

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