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The Moon Unit Proposal
I propose that 384,400 km (238,855 miles), the average distance from the Earth to the Moon, be called a “moon unit.” Example: “The mileage of my car is over one moon unit.”
The C320 Fullerene Polyhedron
The duals of the geodesic domes are polyhedra with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. This particular one has 320 vertices, with those vertices representing carbon atoms. Here is C320 as a polyhedron. The next image shows this molecule as a ballandstick … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Science and Scientists
Tagged 320, c, C320, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, geometry, Mathematics, molecular, molecule, polyhedra, polyhedron, science
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The Construction of a Zome Model of a 240Atom Fullerene Molecule, In Seven Pictures
You can buy your own Zome at http://www.zometool.com.
A Proposal: An IceTunneling Lander to Explore Extraterrestrial SubSurface Oceans
We have found compelling evidence for the existence of several subsurface oceans in various places in our solar system. The most wellknown of these bodies of liquid water is under the ice crust of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, with … Continue reading
Thoughts on Colonizing Space
[Image found here.] It is no secret than I am not a fan of our current president, Donald Trump. I’ve been watching him carefully, and have found exactly one point of agreement with the man: humans should colonize the planet … Continue reading
A Fullerene Molecule with 320 Carbon Atoms
I created this image using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which is available here.
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Tagged buckyball, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, science
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