Shine on you crazy dwarf diamond

RESEARCHERS have found evidence of lonsdaleite in ureilite meteorites from an ancient dwarf planet’s mantle, with the rare, hexagonal-shaped diamond much stronger and harder than typical cubic diamonds used in machine parts.

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Ureilite cross-section showing lonsdaleite, captured with CSIRO’s electron probe microanalyser. Iron in red, magnesium in green, silicon in blue, lonsdaleite in yellow and diamond in pink.

Australia's national science agency, CSIRO teamed with Monash University, RMIT University, the Australian Synchrotron and Plymouth University, to look for the elusive hexagonal diamonds in a large

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