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Soccer-Ball-Shaped Molecules Detected in Space

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Uploaded on Jul 23, 2010

The Spitzer Space Telescope has located some elusive carbon molecules floating in space. Called "Buckyballs," due to their resemblance to architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, these three-dimensional, spherical structures are now the largest molecules known to exist in space, and until now, have escaped detection. Buckyballs hold unique properties in the physical and chemical processes of space .

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