Scientists create fifth form of carbon
Magnetic carbon 'nanofoam' could find medical applications.
Researchers have created a new form of carbon: a spongy solid that is extremely lightweight and, unusually, attracted to magnets. The foam could one day help treat cancer and enhance brain scans, say the inventors.Scientists create fifth form of carbon, , news@nature, 3/2004, (2004)
The Hubble telescope has identified oxygen and carbon in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet for the first time. The oxygen and carbon are evaporating from a "hot jupiter" planet HD 209458b, orbiting a star lying 150 light-years from Earth. HD 209458b is only 4.3 million miles from its Sun-like star, completing an orbit in less than 4 days. This is not a sign of life!
Lands, rivers and methane springs: latest images of Titan. Titan's atmosphere is mostly nitrogen but there is also methane and many other organic compounds.
Mosaic of river channel and ridge area on Titan. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/SEM48881Y3E_0.html