ISRO Create World’s Lightest Stuff

Indian scientists have come up with an innovative way of keeping our soldiers warm in the freezing temperatures of Siachen. A team of scientists at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, India’s premier rocket lab have created the world’s lightest material called silica aerogel or blue air.

The scientists also claim that this light material is not only useful on earth but is equally useful in space too because of its excellent thermal resistance. This material is also sometimes referred to as frozen smoke and its so delicate that it can even be placed on flower’s head.

Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre are still finding ways to make it tough and resilient.This light material has multiple uses as it can also be used to insulate rocket engines. What remains to be highlighted here is this aerogel could have possibly the life of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad and his fellow soldiers’ lives from the frozen bite that took their lives.

Extra Info: 
1. ISRO Chairman : A.S. Kiran Kumar
2. ISRO Headquarter : Bangaluru
3. Founded in : 15th August, 1969 by Vikram Sarabhai.
So lets do:
1. Expand the term ISRO?
2. Who is the chairman of ISRO ?
3. ISRO Scientists made world’s lightest material _______ to keep soldiers warm in Siachen.

Source – The Hindu


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