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Stars reveal carbon 'spaceballs'


Posted on Friday, 23 July, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The largest ever known molecules the size of footballs have been detected in cosmic dust around a distant star.

"Scientists have detected the largest molecules ever seen in space, in a cloud of cosmic dust surrounding a distant star."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by HerNibs on 22 July, 2010, 21:50
Nibs
Comment icon #2 Posted by Paracelse on 23 July, 2010, 12:58
It's seems the De Beers family is going to launch their first space ship.. to get the mining right which would eliminated blood diamonds
Comment icon #3 Posted by Paul Dangerously on 23 July, 2010, 19:57
The Headline is misleading. The molecules are in the shape of footballs, not the size of footballs.
Comment icon #4 Posted by socrates.junior on 24 July, 2010, 3:33
Pretty big molecules, eh? Haha.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Paracelse on 29 July, 2010, 7:51
hey this is UM, everything is possible
Comment icon #6 Posted by Druidus-Logos on 31 July, 2010, 14:34
Yeah, at first, I thought they were claiming HUGE molecules. Ha, that'd be more interesting. Then I saw "60 atoms", and realized it wasn't.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Fluffybunny on 31 July, 2010, 14:52
dang it... I was going to ask if they traveled at "Ludicrous Speed". Beat me to it.


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