Its Raining Diamonds!

Does it really rain diamonds on other planets?

Saturn's Atmosphere

Saturn's atmosphere is mostly made up of methane and it has many lightning storms and Hurricanes.


Creating Carbon

Scientists believe that the lightning burns the methane, turning it into carbon.


Melting!

Sadly, these diamonds melt before or when they make contact with the surface because it is so hot.


Not Only Saturn

Scientists also think that similar processes could be happing on other planets too!


Space

Scientists have sent space "probes" out to planets like Saturn to discover things like this. That is how they know Saturn has all these lightning storms.