Science Highlights

Buckyballs Discovered in Another Galaxy

Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have detected arrangements of carbon atoms known as buckyballs outside of the Milky Way galaxy for the first time. NOAO Press Release 10-04

 

 

 

NEWFIRM Discovery of Warm Molecular Hydrogen in the Wind of M82

Using NEWFIRM on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak, Veilleux, Rupke and Swaters have reported the discovery of warm H2 gas in the prototypical galactic wind of M82

Last updated or reviewed February 17, 2011.