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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jan 2 03:19 AM

January 2, 2008; Ten Billion Trillion Trillion Carat Diamond

PRAVDA, RU, claims scientists have discovered the largest diamond, evah!

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Astronomers discovered the largest diamond of all times in space. The weight of the precious stone reportedly makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats or five million trillion trillion pounds).

The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter. The stone is located at a distance of 50 light years from Earth, in the Constellation Centaurus.

Scientists believe that the diamond is the heart of an extinct star that used to shine like the Sun. Astronomers have already dubbed the space diamond as Lucy in a tribute to the Beatles song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.’


If you don't want to travel 50 light years for a piece of it, all you have to do is wait.
Quote:
Astronomers say that our Sun will die in five billion years and become a white dwarf too. About two billion years after it will turn into a similar diamond that will continue to sparkle in the center of the solar system forever.



Nikolai  Wednesday Jan 2 07:53 PM

Yes first, yeah I know Im lame but still, and my god,

A businessman boarded a plane to find, sitting next to him, an elegant woman wearing the largest, most stunning diamond ring he had ever seen.

He asked her about it.

"This is the Catto diamond," she said.

"It is beautiful, but there is a terrible curse that goes with it."



"What's the curse?"

the man asked.

"Mr. Catto."



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Jan 2 08:57 PM

Stock in De beers is about to drop like a rock.



frasier123  Wednesday Jan 2 09:04 PM

This is certainly cool physics news but this picture is certainly a poory photoshopped "artist's conception"



...right?



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Jan 2 09:08 PM

Wow - 2 posts in 5 years. Is that a record?



LJ  Wednesday Jan 2 09:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by frasier123 View Post
This is certainly cool physics news but this picture is certainly a poory photoshopped "artist's conception"



...right?
it does have a certain "Flash Gordon" special effects quality to it, doesn't it? ooooowah!


Sperlock  Wednesday Jan 2 09:35 PM

I think Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' works here too:

"Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond."



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jan 2 10:20 PM

What I want to know is Where's Elizabeth Taylor?



Gravdigr  Wednesday Jan 2 10:23 PM

You know how fabulous diamonds have a proper name, like: The Hope Diamond? This one will probably be called The Holy Fucking Shit Diamond.



Crimson Ghost  Wednesday Jan 2 11:34 PM

It's nice and all, but is there a setting that'll be tasteful, yet understated?



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jan 2 11:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by frasier123 View Post
This is certainly cool physics news but this picture is certainly a poory photoshopped "artist's conception"



...right?
I think you're right.
This is the other artists conception I've seen... not as pretty.


frasier123  Thursday Jan 3 12:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I think you're right.
This is the other artists conception I've seen... not as pretty.
but probably much more realistic


Elspode  Thursday Jan 3 12:45 AM

All I can think of is Daffy Duck shoving Bugs Bunny off of it while saying, "Back, back, back! Mine, mine mine!!!"



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 3 12:49 AM




spudcon  Thursday Jan 3 03:42 AM

Are you sure it's an artists conception? Aren't there other suns out there quartered like a grapefruit, and photographed by Dick Tracy, or Captain Kirk or something?

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I think you're right.
This is the other artists conception I've seen... not as pretty.



tulzscha  Thursday Jan 3 09:12 PM

Crystallization of the material of a white dwarf of this type is thought to result in a body-centered cubic lattice of carbon and/or oxygen nuclei, which are surrounded by a Fermi sea of electrons.

That, um, isn't *quite* the same thing as diamond. Diamonds aren't, last I checked, composed of degenerate matter.

And Pravda.ru is Russian for Weekly World News -- all tabloid, all the time. So this thread is kinda like posting pictures of Bat Boy as IOTD :p



Crimson Ghost  Friday Jan 4 12:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
All I can think of is Daffy Duck shoving Bugs Bunny off of it while saying, "Back, back, back! Mine, mine mine!!!"



LJ  Friday Jan 4 02:05 AM

someday, we'll mine the asteroid belt. i know it will come to pass, cuz i read a sci fi book about it.



kerosene  Friday Jan 4 12:46 PM

Was it written by L Ron Hubbard?



Shawnee123  Friday Jan 4 01:33 PM

We will find out when the aliens come back to get us in December of 2011. Wonder what they'll feed us?



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 4 05:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tulzscha View Post
Crystallization of the material of a white dwarf of this type is thought to result in a body-centered cubic lattice of carbon and/or oxygen nuclei, which are surrounded by a Fermi sea of electrons.

That, um, isn't *quite* the same thing as diamond. Diamonds aren't, last I checked, composed of degenerate matter.

And Pravda.ru is Russian for Weekly World News -- all tabloid, all the time. So this thread is kinda like posting pictures of Bat Boy as IOTD :p
If you Google it, you'll find that the story is 4 years old and quite real.
Quote:
Travis Metcalfe from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the lead member of a team of researchers discovered the largest diamond in the galaxy. It is a chunk of rock made of mainly crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter.



janet  Saturday Jan 5 12:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
Wow - 2 posts in 5 years. Is that a record?
Never underestimate the persistence of long time lurkers.


DanaC  Saturday Jan 5 03:42 PM

Holy shit, where'd you spring from? :p



classicman  Saturday Jan 5 04:01 PM

Thats really frightening - How the heck did you remember your password? I just gotta know.

I'll wait, but please don't make me wait another 5 years.....



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