The interesting case of 'buckyballs'

It was just three months ago that scientists first announced they’d found the 60-packs of carbon molecules, known as **buckminsterfullerens**, in a planetary nebula, the death shroud of an exploded star, according to findings from the **Spitzer Space Telescope**.

**This week**, astronomers report four more sightings of buckyballs in planetary nebula, including one located beyond the Milky Way in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy about 210,000 light-years away, writes **Irene Klotz for Discovery News**.


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