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Stars reveal carbon 'spaceballs'

By T.K. Randall
July 23, 2010 · Comment icon 7 comments

Image Credit: NASA
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.


Source: BBC News | Comments (7)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by HerNibs 14 years ago
Nibs
Comment icon #2 Posted by Paracelse 14 years ago
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 14 years ago
The Headline is misleading. The molecules are in the shape of footballs, not the size of footballs.
Comment icon #4 Posted by socrates.junior 14 years ago
The Headline is misleading. The molecules are in the shape of footballs, not the size of footballs. Pretty big molecules, eh? Haha.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Paracelse 14 years ago
The Headline is misleading. The molecules are in the shape of footballs, not the size of footballs. hey this is UM, everything is possible
Comment icon #6 Posted by Druidus-Logos 14 years ago
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 14 years ago
Nibs dang it... I was going to ask if they traveled at "Ludicrous Speed". Beat me to it.


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