from the when-you-love-her-just-a-bit dept.
The Bad Astronomer writes: It's long been thought that asteroid impacts create pressures high enough to form diamonds. Now, using high-energy lasers and X-ray crystallography, researchers have confirmed that lonsdaleite, a form of diamond, can be made this way.
"Just think of a computer as hardware you can program."
-- Nigel de la Tierre