Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

Buckyballs Jiggle like Jello

This artist’s animation illustrates vibrating buckyballs — spherical molecules of carbon discovered in space for the first time by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mini Soccer Balls in Space

This animation illustrates that buckyballs — discovered in space by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope — closely resemble old fashioned, black-and-white soccer balls, only on much smaller scales.