NASA discovers enough carbon mega-molecules to fill 10,000 Mount…

They might be microscopic, but as far as molecules go, buckyballs are absolutely gigantic. These soccer ball shaped molecules are made of 60 carbon molecules each, and new data from the Spitzer Telescope suggest they are everywhere in the universe. » 2/22/12 3:58pm 2/22/12 3:58pm

Giant carbon buckyballs might have helped bring about life on Earth

Buckyballs are huge molecular conglomerations of carbon atoms in the shape of soccer balls, and it turns out space is absolutely teeming with them. It's quite possible that life on Earth couldn't have happened without these wonderfully-named buckyballs. » 10/31/10 2:00pm 10/31/10 2:00pm