On Earth, asteroid impacts can produce a rare type of diamond

A new study, conducted by University College London and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates that asteroid impacts can produce a rare type of diamond on Earth.

Le Meteor Crater in Arizona © anderm, Fotolia

New research from University College London (UCL) suggests that an asteroid collision can trigger the formation of specific materials close to diamondto unexpected physical and chemical properties.

The findings, which appear in the journal…

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