Diamonds Rain Down from the Sky, check the place

The place is the other end of our Solar System, i.e., on Neptune and Uranus, Diamonds Rain Down from the Sky

Scientists have recreated conditions on Neptune and Uranus in a lab at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

The team explored how sheets of diamond rain form on the ice giants using lasers.

To better understand how this molecular magic happens, the researchers recreated the diamond rain within Neptune’s core in the lab

Instead of using methane, which would be found inside the ice giants, as their sample, the scientists used the hydrocarbon polystyrene (C8H8)

The experiment may explain why Neptune’s core produces a perplexing amount of energy—more than twice the amount it absorbs from the sun

These sheets of diamonds, the researchers suspect, could generate gravitational energy and subsequently heat energy as they rain down on the planets.

The experiment could help scientists solve other mysteries here in our own solar system and in distant planetary systems.


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