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Electronics and fast-charging could be revolutionized by a 50,000-year-old meteorite.
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Electronics and fast-charging could be revolutionized by a 50,000-year-old meteorite.

Examining diamonds inside of an old meteorite, scientists have uncovered a remarkable, complicated, minuscule structure that has never been seen before. The structure, which is an interlocked form of graphite and diamond, has unique properties that one day might be used to develop speedier charging or new types of electronics, according to researchers. The so-called "Diablo Canyon" meteorite was first discovered in Arizona in 1891 and is thought to have struck Earth around 50,000 years ago. This meteorite contains up to 8.5 percent troilite-graphite nodules, 1-4 percent taenite, and about 90 percent kamacite (FeS & C). The original bulk was thought to be 60,000 tons and 100 feet broad. It is believed that during this process, the unusual diamond formations formed and were seal...