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"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
- Vernor Vinge

Impervium  
  Unique material is impenetrable and indestructible.  

A half mile beneath the shallow Venusian sea the black impervium dome that protects the Montana Keep rests frowningly on the bottom.
From Clash by Night, by Lawrence O'Donnell.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1943
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Impervium joins a long line of science-fictional materials the properties of which you can guess by their names: consider Steelonium from Hugo Gernsback's 1911 classic Ralph 124c 41 +, Plasteel from Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune and Helio-Beryllium from Robert H. Wilson's 1931 story Out Around Rigel.

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