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Impacts of Asteroids on Earth Made Bizarre Diamonds, Say Scientists

A team of scientists largely from Arizona State University (ASU) show that what has been called lonsdaleite is in fact a structurally disordered form of ordinary diamond. Scientists have long argued about the existence of a form of diamond called lonsdaleite associated with impacts by meteorites and asteroids. “So-called lonsdaleite is actually the long-familiar cubic form of diamond but it ...

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