The so-called "diamond planet" 55 Cancri e orbits a star 40 light-years from our Solar System. A study in 2010 suggested it was a rocky world with a surface of graphite surrounding a thick layer ...
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 ...
Consider this your daily reminder that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than you realized: On Uranus and Neptune, scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds. The gems form in ...
On which planet in our solar system is it most likely to rain diamonds? I’ve seen some news articles that claim that it’s “raining diamonds” on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune (take your pick), but these articles are really misleading. What th...
This stunningly ambitious series brings to life the most memorable events in the history of the solar system, by using groundbreaking visual effects to tell the thrilling story of all eight planets.
As clouds of the black carbon are 'raining' down on the planet, they clump together and form graphite which gets subjected to intense pressure from the atmosphere as it gets closer to the planet's core and transforms into the shiny precious stones that we lovingly call diamonds. While Jupiter's atmosphere comprises of only 0.2% methane the ...
Does it really rain diamonds on Jupiter? No, Jupiter is not the planet where it rains diamonds. The largest planet of our Solar System received the name of the father of all gods – and for good measure. It is a massive and temperamental planet (just like the Roman god Jupiter as we learn from various myths and legends).
Saturn and Jupiter might be teaming with diamonds! Amy examines how these precious stones may be so plentiful on these gas giant planets that they aren't rare at all.
Rain on other planets isn’t watery; it even rain diamonds on some planets How much we do wish that it rained diamonds or the other precious metals from the sky! While, it is a fantasy for many of us, here on our planet Earth, miles away in space, there are planets where it actually rains diamonds.
These cases are just the start of the conversation about rain on other planets. We didn't even get into dry-ice snow on Mars, liquid helium rain on Jupiter and plasma rain on the sun. It's fascinating stuff, but we'll leave the horrific flesh-melting precipitation to the rest of the solar system, please.