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.

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Title - Mini Soccer Balls in Space

Title - Buckyball molecules, recently found in space, resemble black-and-white soccer balls.

Title - The structures contain 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons.

NASA. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. California Institute of Technology.
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