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Tiny 'Soccer Ball' Space Molecules

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

www.space.com said:

For the first time, astronomers have discovered the solid form of tiny carbon spheres in deep space inside a vast cloud of particles locked in orbit around two distant stars.

The carbon spheres, known as buckyballs, are formed from 60 carbon atoms linked together to form a hollow sphere, "like a soccer ball," NASA announced in a statement today (Feb.22). Astronomers spotted vast quantities of the tiny space balls, enough to create 10,000 Mount Everests, circling a pair of stars 6,500 light-years from Earth.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:25 AM

This is exciting! :)

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:45 AM

It is like, "Who could ever guess what will be discovered next?" So cool!

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