CSIRO ASKAP Scientific Data Processing/Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre

Diamond rain may pass through ice giant planet’s interior

A bizarre form of precipitation known as “diamond rain” — long thought to occur deep within ice giants — may be more common than previously thought.

A team of researchers experimented with materials similar to those found in ice giants like the solar system planets Neptune and Uranus, and found that the presence of oxygen increases the likelihood of diamond formation, and that diamonds can form at low temperatures and low pressures.

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