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In older stars that have burned most of their hydrogen, leftover helium accumulates.
As the sixth-most abundant element in the universe, carbon forms in the belly of stars in a reaction called the triple-alpha process, according to the Swinburne Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
The research team named their discovery the buckminsterfullerene after an architect who designed geodesic domes.
The molecule is now more commonly known as the "buckyball." The researchers who discovered it won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996.
Carbon has two electron shells, with the first holding two electrons and the second holding four out of a possible eight spaces.
When atoms bond, they share electrons in their outermost shell.