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.
"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet."
"Now why didn't I think of that?"
-- Post Bros. Comics