Quartzite, a metamorphic rock derived from sandstone. In some quartzite the sand grains are recemented with silica. In others the metamorphism (change) of the sandstone results from great pressure. Quartzite is extremely hard and highly resistant to chemicals. It has a glassy luster and may be white, gray, pink, or brown. Quartzite is used in making glass and to pave roads.
Space collisions are the universe's car wrecks. Only in outer space, it's stars, asteroids and even galaxies doing the smashing.
Whether you invented a revolutionary pair of skivvies or a way to turn cow manure into vanilla flavoring, we have an award for you. The Ig Nobels are proving that science isn't all seriousness and superstring theory.