Materials science is the study of materials such as: alloys, compounds, and elements. Most materials are suitable only for planetary uses, shielded from the harsher elements of the cosmos by atmospheres, geomagnetic fields, or shelters and/or treatments of metamaterials.

Modern materials science recognizes over 500 naturally occurring compounds and elements. Allotropes and alloys further expand this number by the thousands with a seemingly endless number of combinations; some more useful than most.

Known materials in Common usage:

Cerametal - a material with the properties of ceramics and metals.