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Meteorites make rare Diamonds!

26 Nov 2014, 17:36 UTC
Meteorites make rare Diamonds!
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When a large meteorite collides with the Earth, it can be travelling upwards of 40 Kilometres per second. This collision releases a huge amount of energy, which can vaporize rocks and create interesting and unique geological structures. For decades, scientists have been debating the existence of a rare type of crystal called Lonsdaleite, which is associated with impacts. […]

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