Diamonds Closer to Home

Diamond on matrix.
Photo by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0.

In my last post, “Diamonds, Dinosaurs, and ‘Drunk’ Birds,” I linked to an article at National Geographic Daily News about the possible discovery of a diamond-studded planet 40 light years from Earth. As it turns out, conditions might be favorable for diamond oceans a bit closer to home–such as on Uranus or Neptune. An h/t to pussonalamp, who blogs at the Dead and Trying, for alerting me to  a post from Discovery News on this sparkling topic.

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2 thoughts on “Diamonds Closer to Home

  1. And the speculation by one A C Clarke that the centre of Jupiter may comprise a giant diamond. Not so unreasonable, considering the amount of carbon swirling around on its surface.

    BTW – though it would be immodest of me to like this particular post of yours, thanks loads for the plug.

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