Buckyball Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle: Buckyball

Category: Computers


Here’s another interactive doodle from Google.

Buckyball Google Doodle

After fascinating us with a fully playable Pacman complete with all the sounds and lights and score during Pacman’s 30th anniversary last May 22, 2010, Google today has in its homepage a doodle that replaces one of the letter o’s with a rotating spherical orange ball.

You can actually twist and turn the ball with your mouse pointer.

That ball is a buckyball and Google is honoring its discovery 25 years ago today.

Well, what exactly is a buckyball?

A buckyball or fullerene is any molecule composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube. Fullerenes are similar in structure to graphite, which is composed of stacked graphene sheets of linked hexagonal rings; but they may also contain pentagonal (or sometimes heptagonal) rings.

Yeah right, whatever that means.

Visit its wikipedia entry to find out more about buckyball.

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2 Responses to “Today’s Google Doodle: Buckyball”

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  2. dimaks Says:

    wow,i totally missed these doodles! the idea of making the logo interactive is just amazing!


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