There’s a “Diamond Rain” on Neptune and Uranus

PROHABA.CO – Planets Neptune and Uranus is known to have diamond rain phenomenonas astronomers and physicists have suspected for nearly 40 years.

However, the outer planets of the Solar System are difficult to study.

Only one space mission, Voyager 2 can fly to uncover some of the planet’s secrets.

Because of that, diamond rain remains a hypothesis among scientists, as reported by the American Scientist.

Giant icy planet Planets Neptune and Uranus They are called “ice giants” because their outer two layers are composed of compounds that include hydrogen and helium.

In astronomical terms, ice refers to any compound of light elements that contains hydrogen, so the planet’s water (H2O), ammonia (NH3), and methane (CH4) make it “cold”.

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The beautiful bluish hue of the two planets is the result of traces of methane in their atmospheres.

However, it is the “ice” in the deep middle layer, which really shapes their nature.

On Neptune, for example, under a 3,000-kilometer-thick hydrogen-helium atmosphere there is a 17,500-kilometer-thick layer of ice.

Simulations show that gravity compresses the “ice” in the middle layer, to a high density, and internal heat increases the internal temperature by several thousand kelvins.

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