a »Buckyball« – 3D anaglyph

… gefunden auf Flickr im Photostream von TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³

unterm dem Titel »A man named ‚Smalley‘ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.«

(»Smalley shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Robert Curl and Sir Harry Kroto for discovering the C60 molecule, a soccer ball-shaped form of carbon called buckminsterfullerene, or buckyballs.«)

a Buckyball –
»This highly unusual molecule was named after the geodesic dome, a structure that exhibits a geometry that approximates a truncated icosohedral soccerball-shape, invented by visionary engineer, author, and architect R. Buckminster Fuller. The roundest known molecule in the world, the Buckyball has carbon atoms at 60 chemically equivalent vertices that are connected by 32 faces, 12 of which are pentagonal and 20 hexagonal. Due to their unique structure, Buckyballs are remarkably rugged, being capable of surviving collisions with metals and other materials at speeds in excess of 20,000 miles per hour, a pace that would tear most organic molecules apart. «

➢ The Buckyball Collection

➢ Anaglyph Stereo Images / www.udel.edu/biology/

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