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In 1985, scientists discovered that 60 carbon atoms could join up to form one big soccer ball shape: a buckyball! It’s a strange little molecule.

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Sources:
Carbon history: http://www.caer.uky.edu/carbon/history/carbonhistory.shtml
C60: http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/buckyball/c60a.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljF5QhD5hnI
http://www.3rd1000.com/bucky/bucky.htm
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/buckball/buckball.html
http://tech.mit.edu/V121/N49/Buckyballs.49f.html
Superdiamond: http://www.anl.gov/articles/scientists-create-new-diamond-denting-carbon
Discovery:https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/lesson-plans/discovery-of-fullerenes.pdf
Nobel Prize: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1996/press.html
Uses: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/have-buckminsterfullerene/
Buckyball solid: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/feb/HQ_12-057_Spitzer_Buckyballs.html
Cancer bomb: http://www.science20.com/news_articles/buckybombs_buckminsterfullerene_to_detonate_cancer_cells-154109

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