NASA Detects Solid Buckyballs In Space
NASA has announced that astronomers using the Spitzer Space Telescope have found solid materials made out of Buckyballs in the star system XX Ophiuchi, which is 6,500 light years from Earth. This builds on some earlier findings, which detected Buckyballs in gaseous form in outer space.
Buckyballs are probably one of the funnest molecules in nature. They’re comprised of 60 carbons in the shape of a geodesic dome and have enough interesting chemical and electrical properties that are being explored for a multitude of different applications.