There’s Something Of Great Value Forming Inside Uranus

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While Uranus and Neptune are referred to as “ice giants,” their temperatures and pressures are so high that extraordinary physical reactions occur.

Indeed, scientists believe that diamonds are capable of forming and raining on these worlds. Nature Communication has published experimental proof that this strange occurrence may occur. Researchers used the astounding SLAC (the US DoE’s National Accelerator Laboratory) Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to investigate how a hydrocarbon would act under the pressure and temperatures predicted 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) inside Neptune.

 

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