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Unbelievable! It is diamonds that are raining on Uranus and Neptune

It Rains Solid Diamonds On Uranus And Neptune

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Himani Gwari | Updated on: 26 Aug 2017, 06:26:06 PM
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New Delhi:

Uranus and Neptune are storing wonderful surprises in it. Scientists have uncovered them and interestingly It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune.

These diamonds are in the  form of  hydrocarbon-rich oceans of slush that swath the gas giants' solid cores. Its been long speculated that the extreme pressures in this region might split those molecules into atoms of hydrogen and carbon, the latter of which then crystallize to form diamonds.

These diamonds were thought to sink like rain through the ocean until they hit the solid core.But it is not proved that this would really work . In a study published in the journal Nature Astrophysics, researchers say they were able to produce this "diamond rain" using fancy plastic and high-powered lasers.

Earlier, researchers assumes that the diamonds had formed, lead author Dominik Kraus, a physicist at the Helmholtz Dresden-Rossendorf research center in Germany, told the magazine Cosmos. “When I saw the results of this latest experiment, it was one of the best moments of my scientific career.”The process of diamond raining lasted only a fraction of a second, and the diamonds were no bigger than a nanometer in length.Neptune and Uranus are bigger then earth, and their oceans are crushed by pressures millions of times more intense than the air pressure at Earth's sea level.

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First Published : 26 Aug 2017, 06:26:06 PM

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