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Spitzer Goes Buck Wild and Finds Buckyballs Floating Between the Stars

27 Oct 2010, 00:00 UTC
Spitzer Goes Buck Wild and Finds Buckyballs Floating Between the Stars NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC/Caltech)

Fresh after finding buckyballs around an aging star, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has now detected these intriguing, miniature-soccer-ball-shaped molecules in interstellar space for the first time.

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