New form of hydrogen created

Negatively charged clusters might exist in outer space

icosahedron

HYDROGEN HUDDLE  Scientists produced negatively charged clusters of hydrogen in the lab. Hydrogen molecules made up of two hydrogen atoms (pairs of silver spheres) surround a negatively charged hydrogen ion (red sphere). The molecules arrange into an icosahedron, a shape with 12 vertices.

Andreas Mauracher

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