August 16, 2022

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red and silver meteorite from diablo canyon

Strange, never-before-seen diamond crystal structure found inside Diablo Canyon meteorite

While studying diamonds inside an ancient meteorite, scientists found a strange, tangled microstructure that had never been seen before.

The researchers say the structure, an interlocking form of graphite and diamond, has unique properties that could one day be used to develop ultrafast charging or new types of electronics.