Cosmic Buckyballs Could Be The Source of Mysterious Infrared Light

Cosmic Buckyballs Could Be The Source of Mysterious Infrared Light

Scientists may have traced the source of some mysterious infrared glows detected emanating from stars and clouds of interstellar gas and dust. These bands of unidentified infrared emission (UIE) have baffled scientists for decades; According to new theoretical work, at least some of these bands may be produced by highly ionized buckminsterfullerene, more commonly known …

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