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    Hey guys what is this?imgur: the simple image sharer


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    It is a buckyball or C60 molecule: Buckminsterfullerene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    I love buckyballs
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    the full name is buckminster fullerene. There are other molecules with very similar structures, like C70 and larger buckyballs. Also nanotubes are similar.
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