Diamond rain, Earth is the only planet where life has been found without any trouble. As far as we know about the other planets in the solar system, it suggests that they are devoid of life. Although scientists are still researching this. So there is no way to say the last word.
Whether or not life exists:
Each planet has unique characteristics. As such, Saturn has the thickest rings. It can be seen from the earth only with an ordinary telescope. Mars is once again covered in reddish dust. Jupiter is the largest in size. If you put about 1300 Earth together, it would be the same size as this planet. In this way, scientists have come to know amazing information about all the planets. Simple Neptune is no exception. The sky of this gas monster, diamond rain! Yes, you guessed right, it rains diamonds on this planet.
Its location is at the edge of the solar system:
Farthest child of the sun. Neptune is one of the two planets that cannot be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The other is Uranus. Researching Neptune is a little difficult because it is so far away. It is also the only planet whose existence was mathematically calculated by scientists before it was seen.
Just four decades ago, in 1981, American physicist Marvin Ross predicted that Neptune might rain diamonds. Not only that, according to this scientist, the rain of diamonds can also fall from the sky of Uranus, another gas donor like Neptune. His prediction came true in 2020. Scientists have proved through experiments that the rain of diamonds is really in the chest of these two planets.
To conduct the experiment:
A group of researchers from Stanford University created an environment similar to Neptune’s atmosphere in their laboratory. To do this, they first heated the liquid hydrocarbon polystyrene very strongly. He also applied great pressure. Then use a laser to send shockwaves through it. By using X-rays, they see that the polystyrene compound is breaking down. That is, the compound is breaking down into its constituent elements. Forming carbon and hydrogen atoms. Due to the great pressure, the carbon atoms are coming together and turning into diamond particles in front of their eyes!
Scientists got proof. Since Neptune has the same environment, this happens more often. On our planet, due to heat and pressure, water evaporates into the sky and becomes clouds, then falls as rain. The same thing happens with Neptune. The only difference is Neptune’s environment and composition. Due to formation, there are no seas or oceans of liquid water like ours. There is an ocean of liquid hydrocarbon polystyrene. Diamonds are formed from carbon by adding enough heat and pressure to it.
Think about it, what would happen if such diamonds rained on earth?
I’m not telling you to think of diamonds as wealth. Because, if it rained diamonds, they would not be as valuable as it is now. Think about a diamond, the heaviest substance in nature. With which glass can be cut in an instant. This time, surely the matter of rain of diamonds is not to be liked. (You see, the heaviest object in the universe falling on your head is not very pleasant.)
Neptune was discovered in 1846:
As mentioned earlier, we already know a lot about the planet thanks to advanced technology. But there is still much more to be known presently. Neptune revolves around the Sun once in 60,190 days. But the day length is shorter than on earth. Only 16 hours. And the distance of the planet from the sun is about 28 thousand million miles. Voyager 2 is the only manned spacecraft to fly past Neptune so far. But this planet at the edge of the solar system is not completely lonely. There are five rings and 14 moons as companions. However, scientists believe that it is not possible for life to develop due to extreme weather conditions.
If you want to experience Neptune’s diamond shower, you want to see it with your own eyes—something that might be impossible to think about with our current technology. However, it would not be right to dismiss this possibility as ‘impossible’. In the future, some technology may be invented, with the help of which people will be able to go to Neptune in an instant. You can also invent this technology! Who knows?