This is how NASA protects its shuttles from completely disintegrating on their decent back to Earth and this is also what it looks like to hold 2,200 degrees with your bear hands. When a shuttle comes in, it can get up to 2,500 degrees.
The tiles, made out of LI-900 have the ability to remain cool to the touch. The tiles are 94 percent air by volume and 99.9 percent silica glass making it a poor heat conductor. Check out this sorcery below:
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