“On Saturn and Jupiter, it actually rains diamonds! Although the diamonds disintegrate before they reach the planet surfaces, they fall in their solid forms through the atmosphere.”
I’m sorry. That can’t be true. They’re just making shit up now. But it’s a good fact to invent because it’s fascinating and how are you going to disprove it? I could say that Mars is covered with a heavy fog of invisible cats and unicorn-sloths and no one could say shit about it. Except for maybe astronomers and astrophysicists, I guess. But I suspect they’re just making this stuff up as they go along so I think I just need to find someone to bribe at NASA and then all my facts will be accepted too.
They’d be like, “Invisible cats and unicorn-sloth fog? Really? Well, we did do ‘It rains diamonds on Saturn’ and people fell for that insanity. We were super-drunk when we wrote that and we thought people would realize we were being sarcastic but apparently we need a sarcasm font because people will believe fucking anything. You know what? Fine. No one is reading this shit anyway.”
Back me up here, Phil Plait.
PS. I don’t have a picture of invisible cats on Mars because they’re invisible (which I think is proof of my theory) so I’m making up for it with a picture of Ferris Mewler in his usual position on the stairs.