What is a Buckyball?

What is a Buckyball?

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, Western University scientists Jan Cami and colleagues discovered carbon molecules known as ‘buckyballs’ in space for the first time in 2010. These are the largest molecules currently known to exist in space.

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