April 24, 2019

Martin Cordiner, research associate, physics, was featured in AAS Nova about his study showing evidence of a molecule that consists of 60 carbon atoms, a celebrity molecule known as buckyballs.

...A new study led by Martin Cordiner (NASA Goddard SFC; Catholic University of America) presents observations from the Hubble Space Telescope — thus avoiding the additional complication of absorption features from the Earth’s atmosphere — that explore these diffuse interstellar bands further. Hubble’s sightlines toward 11 stars provide confirmation of one special molecule within this jumble: Buckminsterfullerene...

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