Latest Lonsdaleite Stories
Approximately 50 years ago, a large meteorite, named Canyon Diablo after the crater formed by the meteorite's impact in northern Arizona, was found to contain a new form of diamond with a hexagonal structure.
The Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail across the morning sky in Russia this past February left a shocking impact on not just the Ural Mountains region, but the entire world.
A 16-member international team of researchers that includes James Kennett, professor of earth science at UC Santa Barbara, has identified a nearly 13,000-year-old layer of thin, dark sediment buried in the floor of Lake Cuitzeo in central Mexico.
Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can't be found.
A 17-member team has found what may be the smoking gun of a much-debated proposal that a cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago ripped through North America and drove multiple species into extinction.
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