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      Diamond bigger than Earth found orbiting pulsar

      Astronomers discover diamond-like planet in the sky - Telegraph

      This is fucking ridiculous. I actually found it hilarious for some reason... it's mind bending and beautiful.

      Anyway, for anybody who's interested, I've declared it to be mine and I'm putting it on eBay tonight. Delivery not included.

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      /inb4 some lame rapper uses it as a medallion for his big ass necklace

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      I read elsewhere that they only came to this conclusion because if the planet was a gas giant, it would be destroyed by the neutron star, which is highly speculative... Interesting nonetheless.

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      Well, space travel is gonna advance a whole lot quicker now....

      Yeah I read that this could be possible a few months ago.
      So strange that they find it now.

      Anyway, for anybody who's interested, I've declared it to be mine and I'm putting it on eBay tonight. Delivery not included.
      I'm pretty sure finders keepers still applies in space.

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      I remember watching a Discovery show where it was hypothesized that Neptune and Uranus could have oceans of diamond. They had a hard time trying to figure out how we would get to these hypothetical diamonds though.

      Diamond Oceans Possible on Uranus, Neptune : Discovery News

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      I love the opening sentence.

      Quote Originally Posted by quote
      Astronomers have discovered a planet in our universe that is up to five times the size of Earth and is made almost entirely of diamond.
      That part they could've left out as if people need to know that the discovery was made in "our universe" and not the adjacent universe. :p Nevertheless, it's a pretty cool story.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ne-yo View Post
      I love the opening sentence.



      That part they could've left out as if people need to know that the discovery was made in "our universe" and not the adjacent universe. :p Nevertheless, it's a pretty cool story.
      LMFAO!

      Didn't even see that. Wtf? lol

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      Other than some interesting optical properties, what's so great about diamonds?

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      ^physical properties duh

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      Quote Originally Posted by ThePieMan View Post
      ^physical properties duh
      Yeah, I was gonna say that lol
      They're just like the strongest natural substance lol

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      ^due to strong covalent bonding between its carbon atoms.

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      ^ Due to being put under massive pressure for a long time.

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      There you go cmind, there are plenty of interesting stuff regarding diamonds.

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      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      Other than some interesting optical properties, what's so great about diamonds?
      They're great for when you've screwed something up with your relationship.
      April Ryan is my friend,
      Every sorrow she can mend.
      When i visit her dark realm,
      Does it simply overwhelm.

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      Quote Originally Posted by khh View Post
      They're great for when you've screwed something up with your relationship.
      If you can afford it.

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      diamonds look cool

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      Quote Originally Posted by ThePieMan View Post
      There you go cmind, there are plenty of interesting stuff regarding diamonds.
      Don't you think any civilization capable of reaching this "planet" would also have the ability to manufacture diamonds at will?

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      ^I bet these guys can do it.

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      ^Some diamonds (about 0.1% of them) are also good semiconductors, which can be used to make faster computers, or something...

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      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      Don't you think any civilization capable of reaching this "planet" would also have the ability to manufacture diamonds at will?
      We have that ability. It's called HPHT Diamond. The only difference between them and normal diamonds is that they are perfect. Whereas normal diamonds have imperfections.

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      I was reading this at work, earlier. Pretty cool stuff.

      I work with my ex g/f, and was like "Hey, astronomers found a diamond bigger than Earth, out there in our galaxy." Of course, her eyes lit up, and she said "...so....can we (people) go get it?!" Lol.
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      Silly girls. What's so great about diamonds...I mean...as jewelry. I never understood it. I understand that they're incredibly hard and sparkly, but it seems their worth lies in clever marketing campaigns. I prefer colored gemstones like Larimar (looks like the ocean), Seraphinite (looks like angel wings), etc. But every girl I know is obsessed with diamonds.

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      So, if we do discover a massive source for diamonds in space and manage to get them home, would their value as jewelry just evaporate? Isn't it largely due to their scarcity?

      Though I suppose their popularity would remain in vogue for a long time, just because we're so used to thinking of them as valuable.

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      This is evolution in progress!
      It was originally green cheese - It has slowly evolved in to what we now know as Diamond.
      Who knows what it will be next - Obviously it will keep on evolving! (he he he)
      Pg 2
      Kind of funny.

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      This is pretty cool, I read it was discovered with the Lovell radio telescope in the UK and one of the Keck telescopes in Hawaii. I think they figured out the planets density and distance from the pulsar (thus it's chemical make up) from regular modulations in the pulsars radio beams.

      Diamonds are so hard because of their cubic lattice structure, attached by covalent bonds. They are very beautiful but I agree with nina, I think they can be a bit over rated given that there are many other rock and mineral formations with awesome colors and patterns that are just as if not more cool looking lol.

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