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.
If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have
given up being a rock 'n' roll star.
-- G. Hirst