101891 The Mineral From Space That’s Harder Than Diamond

The Mineral From Space That’s Harder Than Diamond





Thank you to Wondrium for sponsoring today’s video! Signup for your FREE trial to Wondrium here: http://ow.ly/4Hl450N4T1g Diamonds are known as the hardest naturally-occurring mineral on Earth, but some meteorites have been found to contain something that might be even harder. It's called lonsdaleite, and researchers are hard at work to make it themselves. Hosted by: Savannah Geary (they/them)
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