This meteorite’s diamonds hint that it was born in a lost planet

As leftover fragments from the formation of the solar system, meteorites can act as time capsules that have some strange stories to tell. Scientists at the EPFL have now cracked open one of these time capsules – a piece of an asteroid known as 2008 TC3 – and found diamonds that could only have come from a large, long-lost planet that roamed our neighborhood billions of years ago... Continue Reading Strange space diamonds come from a large, long-lost planet Category: Space Tags: Asteroid Diamonds EPFL Meteorite Planet Solar System Related Articles: Meteorite discovery: "No one has seen anything like this one before" Rare meteorite may have formed the basis for the planet Mercury Planetary Resources reveals out-of-this world 3D printing King Tut's dagger was out of this world

This meteorite’s diamonds hint that it was born in a lost planet

Bits of metal nestled inside diamonds suggest the space rock could have formed in a Mars-sized protoplanet in the early solar system.

Wed 18 Apr 18 from ScienceNews

Strange space diamonds come from a large, long-lost planet

As leftover fragments from the formation of the solar system, meteorites can act as time capsules that have some strange stories to tell. Scientists at the EPFL have now cracked open ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Gizmag

Space diamonds 'came from lost planet'

The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from BBC News

Meteoric Diamonds Are Evidence of Long Lost Planets

Diamonds found in meteorites on Earth may have come from an ancient long-dead planet the size of Mercury or Mars, the first potential known relics from these lost worlds, a new study finds. Scientists ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Discover Magazine

Diamonds from the heart of a lost planet

Long predicted, scientists believe they now have proof that the solar system once contained extra planets. Richard A Lovett reports.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Diamonds found inside meteorites at Sudan’s Mahata Sitta site, “Station Six” in Arabic, appear to have been formed by pressure 20,000 times more dense than Earth’s atmosphere.

Credit: EPFL/Hillary SanctuaryDiamonds recently found inside of a meteorite may show evidence of a lost planet. The find makes the meteorite set stand out from past diamond ...

Mon 23 Apr 18 from Discovery News

Meteor Diamonds Confirm Protoplanets Once Existed in Our Solar System

New findings suggest our theories of planetary evolution are accurate, and provide the first evidence for the existence of the now-vanished protoplanets that combined to form the planets we ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Extremetech

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