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Nov 10

Buckyballs in Space

Source: Spitzer Space Telescope


Image credit: Spitzer Space Telescope

Astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.  They used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to find the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy -- in the space between stars and around three dying stars. What's more, Spitzer detected buckyballs around a fourth dying star in a nearby galaxy in staggering quantities -- the equivalent in mass to about 15 of our moons. (read more)

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