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Harry Kroto at NASA Workshop on Isotopic Anomalies at Clemson. Nov. 12, 1990. This is six years prior to Kroto's sharing of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene was made at Rice University. This work at Rice University provided inspiration for Clayton's continuing pursual of condensation of carbon within supernovae (e.g. Clayton, Liu & Dalgarno, SCIENCE 283, 1290 (1999)). Kroto maintained high interest in carbon STARDUST, which he and Clayton discussed privately in a pub in 1988 in Manchester U.K. At that time Kroto was attracted to the condensation of 22Na in carbon as the source of Ne-E, as Clayton had predicted in 1975.



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