Buckyballs – Cosmic Soccer Balls

… NASA/JPL: Buckyballs Fullerenes – Cosmic Soccer Ball Molecules. Mini soccer balls in space: The World Cup may be over, but there are soccer balls still bouncing in space. Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered soccerball-shaped molecules, known as “buckyballs”. The animation illustrates that buckyballs closely resemble old fashioned, black-and-white soccer balls, only… Continue reading Buckyballs – Cosmic Soccer Balls