Laboratory studies suggest that microdiamonds will be quite elusive in interstellar space, being detectable only if >10% of the carbon is present as diamond. The diamonds apparently formed by condensation in cool stellar atmospheres, and were then impregnated with isotopically anomalous noble gases, such as Xe, from a supernova.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
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