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We’ll Avoid the Obvious “Out of This World Jewelry” Title

A long-standing geological mystery about the origin of black diamonds has apparently been resolved: They’re from outer space.

Brookhaven National Laboratory used infrared-detection instruments to analyze the hydrogen in some black diamond samples and found that the quantity indicated that the mineral formed in a supernova explosion. It’s theorized that the diamonds–which are never found in normal diamond deposits–may have been inside meteorites which struck Earth billions of years ago.

So if you’re looking to propose to a lover of science fiction, it looks like a black diamond ring is the way to go.

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Posted in Space January 10th, 2007 by Chip
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