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This is one cool type of sand that doesn’t get wet. It repels water instead of getting suspended in it because each grain has been treated with a hydrophobic coating.

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The cool thing is that it doesn’t act like normal sand does in liquids. It kind of looks like wet putty in water and it can be sculpted to create some cool structures when immersed in water. However when you gather and give the magic sand a squeeze, it turns into normal flowing sand back again like magic when it gets removed from the water.

Now watch the magic water repelling space sand in action in the video below:

 

 

Just in case you’re wondering where to get your hands on some magical sand like this, it’s available and sold as ‘Mars Space Sand’ on Amazon for $3.99 for a 1/2 pound bag.

A cool and fun toy for aspiring scientists and the typical geek.