Diamonds are believed to form on planets other than Earth.
According to CNN sources, researchers believe that diamonds may in fact be present on Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus. The combination of atmospheric pressure and temperature are perfect for hosting the treasures.
There is no hard proof, of course. There are no diamonds in hand. However, the chemistry does match the thought process. In 1981, Marvin Ross pointed to the levels of methane on Uranus and Neptune. Those levels, combined with the temperature and pressure would allow carbon to form a diamond.
Planetary researcher Mona Delitsky describes the atmosphere of these planets as “essentially very hot, pressurized gas” at their interiors. She also claims that these conditions could produce “hand-sized diamonds.”
Valentine’s Day is coming fast, and for most of you, a trip to Saturn won’t be in the cards. Take it from me: go to Jared.