The team explored how sheets of diamond rain form on the ice giants using lasers.
The phenomenon may explain why Neptune's core is strangely hot.
To better understand how this molecular magic happens, the researchers recreated the diamond rain within Neptune's core in the lab.
Kraus says the experiment may explain why Neptune's core produces a perplexing amount of energy—more than twice the amount it absorbs from the sun.
These sheets of diamonds, the researchers suspect, could generate gravitational energy and subsequently heat energy as they rain down on the planets.
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