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Submission + - NASA satellite spots Buckyballs bouncing in space (

coondoggie writes: Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope say they have spotted large soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules known as "Buckyballs," in space for the first time. The molecules are named for their resemblance to architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, which have interlocking circles on the surface of a partial sphere, NASA stated. Observed in a laboratory 25 years ago, the molecules were thought to be floating in space, but had escaped detection until now, NASA said

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