Mercury is Covered in Diamonds!


Diamonds are forged under high pressure and temperature. On Earth, they are crystallized deep underground then ride to the surface during volcanic eruptions. Studies of asteroid/comet impact suggest that their impact also creates high pressure and temperature that can transform the carbon into diamonds.

Mercury has a history of large asteroid/comet impacts and its crust is mostly made up of graphite. A pure form of carbon that can convert into diamonds. As per the simulations based upon impacts on this planet. Mercury could have up-to 16 quadrillion tons of diamonds, over 16 times Earth’s estimated reserves.

Credit Mr Scientific