Rivers of diamonds on some planets .. What is the secret?

4 September, 2022
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Rivers of diamonds on some planets .. What is the secret?

A new study says that it is possible that some planets are able to form rivers of diamonds.


The study used a simple form of plastic to recreate the conditions that supposedly led to the presence of diamonds in the cores of the planets Uranus and Neptune.


Scientists hypothesized that enormous pressures transform hydrogen and carbon into diamonds, flowing thousands of kilometers below the gaseous surfaces of the two icy giants.


The study published in the journal "Science Advances" indicated that the friction of oxygen with this mixture facilitates the formation of diamonds.


Dominic Krause, a physicist from the German research laboratory "HZDR" and one of the authors of the study, explained that these rivers are probably of a very special type.


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