Buckyballs in Space (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption An artist's conception showing spherical carbon molecules known as buckyballs coming out from a planetary nebula -- material shed by a dying star. Researchers at the University of Arizona have now created these molecules under laboratory conditions thought to mimic those in their 'natural' habitat in space. Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech Usage Restrictions This visual may only be used in conjunction with reporting or posting this news release. Credit must be given as indicated. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.