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This is not the first time scientists have speculated about diamond rain. Uranus and Neptune are long known to be diamond treasure troves. Not only does their atmosphere comprise of 15% methane, but also, the temperature does not get to over 3,820 Kelvin (6,416°F), the melting point of diamonds.


Does It Rain Diamonds on Jupiter? Some scientists claim it may be possible to have rainfalls of diamonds on Jupiter. It can rain diamonds on some planets. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and is the fifth planet from the Sun. It has a mass that is one-thousandth that of the Sun, but approximately 2.5 times greater than the ...


"The idea that there is a depth range within the atmospheres of Jupiter and (even more so) Saturn within which carbon would be stable as diamond does seem sensible," says Prof Raymond Jeanloz, one ...


That diamond rain that forms on both planets is based on the methane levels and the high temperatures needed to form diamonds on both planets, which forms at 3650 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus Diamonds could rain on Jupiter, but it is not certain yet, it is just a theory, a belief.


It does rain on Jupiter but not in the way it rains on Earth. Jupiter has diamond rain because lightning turns carbon into diamonds. The same is true on Saturn.


Diamond Rain May Fill Skies of Jupiter and Saturn. ... Chunks of diamonds may be floating in hydrogen and helium fluid deep in the atmospheres of Saturn and Jupiter. What's more, at even lower ...


Jupiter Has Helium Rain, Study Suggests. ... Militzer notes that the concept of rain as we understand it on Earth is an imperfect analogy for the process of helium rain on Jupiter.


Although diamonds on Earth are rare, extraterrestrial diamonds (diamonds formed outside of Earth) are very common. Diamonds not much larger than molecules are abundant in meteorites and some of them formed in stars before the Solar System existed. High pressure experiments suggest large amounts of diamonds are formed from methane on the ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune, while some planets ...