Diamond rain can rain across the interior of giant icy planets

A strange form of precipitation called “diamond rain” – long believed to occur in the depths of icy giant planets – could be more common than previously thought.

A team of researchers conducted experiments on a substance similar to that found in ice giants such as the planets of the solar system Neptune And the Uranusand the discovery that the presence of oxygen increases the possibility of diamond formation and that diamonds can form at low temperatures and pressures.