A thin slice of the meteorite sample used in the study | EPFL/Hillary Sanctuary

Meteorite Nanodiamonds Shed Light on the Early Solar System

Diamonds found inside meteorites at Sudan’s Mahata Sitta site, “Station Six” in Arabic, appear to have been formed by pressure 20,000 times more dense than Earth’s atmosphere.

Colorized STEM image showing the diamond phase (blue), inclusions (yellow), and the graphite region (grey). | EPFL/Earth and Planetary Science Laboratory