A fullerene is any molecule composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid or tube.
Fullerenes were rare and valuable. Spacer crews that took fullerene cargo as part of captured prizes reaped huge financial rewards. Admiral Anston took a convoy of whips from the Webster Stars before it reached its Alliance Fleet escort; the resulting profits paid the RCN for a year, and the commanding admiral's share made Anston a rich man.3:1
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