Dying stars can seed interstellar medium with carbon nanotubes

Dying stars can seed interstellar medium with carbon nanotubes

News – In the mid-1980s, the discovery of complex carbon molecules driving through the interstellar medium attracted much attention, with perhaps the most famous examples being the Buckminster Fuller, or “buckyballs” – spheres consisting of 60 or 70 carbon atoms. But scientists have struggled to understand how these molecules can form in space. In a …

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