This is tool that would be used in space as a thermometer and one other useful tool. If you put it inside a rock or sediment material known already it will tell you whats the material is. This is made of steel so it doesn't break when inserted into a rock or sediment. This is innovative because it can tell tell temperature drops in certain parts of an object or even another planets surface being discovered. It can help in research and new theories and ideas. This is about 4 inches tall and a circumference of 2 inches. Easy to keep handy.