Move over Jupiter and Saturn, a crap load of diamonds could be found in two of the most mysterious places in the Solar System: Uranus and Neptune. Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source at Stanford have demonstrated in the lab— with one of the brightest sources of X-rays on the planet—that the depths of these ice giants are perfect for the formation of diamonds.[...]
In an experiment designed to mimic the conditions deep inside the icy giant planets of our solar system, scientists were able to observe "diamond rain" for the first time as it formed in high-pressure conditions. Extremely ...[...]
Using lasers and polystyrene, researchers say they have mimicked the high temperatures and pressures thought to cause diamond rain within ice giants[...]
Sparkling diamond rain which was theorised to fall on Neptune and Uranus has been created in the laboratory for the first time by scientists.[...]
Gemstones might not seem so valuable if they literally rained from the sky, but that's thought to be a common weather pattern on ice giant planets. Now scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have seen it in action here on Earth, by making it rain diamonds in the lab.[...]
Nano particles of diamond were made out of methane using shock waves[...]
It's the first 'unambiguous observation' of a system believed to create 'diamond rain' on planets like Uranus and Neptune. [...]
Researchers recreated the conditions inside ice giants like Neptune and Uranus, proving that long-hypothesized diamond rain is possible.[...]


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