Shine bright like a planet. The latest astronomic news claims that the hazardous climates found in Jupiter and Saturn might also make them a perfect planet for harvesting space diamonds.
A study co-authored by University of Wisconsin–Madison's Kevin Baines showed stated that since these planets are the largest gas giants in our solar system, the harsh conditions also makes it perfect place for the creation of solid diamonds.
To put it simply, massive lightning storms cut across the gas giants' atmosphere, which shreds methane molecules into carbon soot that then begins to sink deeper into the gaseous layers of the planet, where it is exposed to higher pressures:
"This creates about a thousand tons of diamonds per year, and I estimate that in the 30,000-kilometer-thick diamond-containing layer, there are about 10 million tons of diamonds formed in this manner." — Kevin Baines
But even if a space prospecting ship is capable of surviving Jupiter's outer layers, beneath the diamond layer are higher than 8,000 degrees Kelvin. Since that's the temperature at which a diamond melts, the same thing would probably happen to any spaceship. So just stick to mining your diamonds on Earth.
Believe it or not, there was a time that the vile act of smoking cigarettes was more of social achievement. But as science advanced and more research was put into the subject, there were discoveries that it did more harm than good. Today, cigarette smoking is condemned by many. Sure, most countries globally still allow the selling and circulation of cigarettes within their borders, but they have many rules on where to smoke. Read more
Watches are just as necessary today as they were back in 1812. Just ask anyone who’s been stuck in a room with no clocks and a dead cell phone. Because at the end of the day, while many things go out of style, a select few stick around for the long haul. Watches are one of them. Read more