These are great to show the density of tungsten in a smooth, comfortable way. The 1.5" sphere weighs in at over a pound (nearly half a kilogram) and the 1" is over 5 ounces (147g) Here's what they look like next to our kilo cube:
They are shockingly heavy for their size! You can really feel the weight pressing against your hand. Keep it in a safe place away from children and pets and be aware of its potential energy.
Tungsten has the highest melting point of any element. In fact, you can't easily build a container to melt it. You have to resort to expensive powder compression methods to form it. Tungsten is an extremely rare element (only 100 parts per billion in the earth's crust).
Why do I need a tungsten sphere?
You are a metal lover and need the ultimate centerpiece for your collection.
You want to bend your mind and the minds of your friends and family with insane weight and density
You want to have the coolest thing in the office --the ultimate conversation starter.
You want the ultimatestructureitem to focus on for creative unleashing or meditation.