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It Literally Rains Diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter (We Think)

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But it’ll probably be a while before anybody retrieves them.

Because of the atmospheric conditions on Saturn and Jupiter, scientists have reason to believe that it rains actual diamonds from the clouds of those planets, Tech Insider writes. The article, noting that diamonds are made from highly compressed and heated carbon, says that the planets generate enough pressure and heat to “squeeze carbon in mid-air,” prompting scientists to determine that “diamond rain is very likely.”

However, it will take some major advances in technology before those diamonds ever make their way to our planet. “Before you start building a Jupiter- or Saturn-bound diamond-speculating ship with De Beers, keep in mind: All that crushing pressure and searing heat would destroy any Earthly vehicle long before it got close to those clouds full of sparkling riches.”

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