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February 02, 2010

Crystals in a Meteorite Found to be harder than Regular diamonds

Researchers using a diamond paste to polish a slice of meteorite stumbled onto something remarkable: crystals in the rock that are harder than diamonds.

A closer look with an array of instruments revealed two totally new kinds of naturally occurring carbon, which are harder than the diamonds formed inside the Earth. Graphite layers were shocked and heated enough to create bonds between the layers






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