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.
Transcript: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.