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NASA discovers enough carbon mega-molecules to fill 10,000 Mount Everests [Astronomy]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They might be microscopic, but as far as molecules go, buckyballs are absolutely gigantic. These soccer ball shaped molecules are made of 60 carbon molecules each, and new data from the Spitzer Telescope suggest they are everywhere in the universe. More »
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NASA Discovers Long-Sought Monster Space Molecules

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (5 years ago)

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has at last found long-predicted carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time. These soccer-ball-shaped molecules were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago. They are name... Read Post

NASA telescope finds elusive buckyballs in space for first time

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago... Read Post

Score! NASA spots soccer-ball shape buckyballs in space

Technology / Gadgets : CNET: The Cheapskate (3 years ago)

NASA's Spitzer telescope found solid buckyballs for the first time in a pile big enough to fill 10,000 Mount Everests. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech ) Astronomers have discovered solid soccer-ball shaped molecules called buckyballs in s... Read Post


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