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Diamond Planet, a woman's new best friend

  1. Aug 26, 2011 #1

    rhody

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20097817-71/astronomers-weve-found-a-planet-made-of-diamond/"
    I have absolutely no prediction about this thread, and with the cast of regulars we have here at PF, am hoping it will generate some funny, interesting discussion. Pengy, Jimmy, Evo, Lisa are you listening, or will this thread be just another heavy carbon 4000 light year from Earth dud ?

    Rhody...
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2011 #2

    FlexGunship

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    I've seen it. It's fake; obviously a cubic zirconia planet.
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2011 #3

    turbo

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    I think there is a woman from AZ that is bulking up to wear this planet on a ring.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2011 #4

    rhody

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    Yes, yes, yes, we are off to a good start, there is hope...

    Rhody... :biggrin: :tongue2:
     
  6. Aug 26, 2011 #5

    FlexGunship

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    My friend just gave this planet to his girlfriend when he proposed. My girlfriend looked at me: "looks like you've got some saving to do."
     
  7. Aug 26, 2011 #6

    FlexGunship

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    I can hear it now... "it's nice, don't get me wrong; I really like it... but it's no J1719-1438."
     
  8. Aug 26, 2011 #7
    Is the entire planet made of diamond? I can't get that from the brief at Science.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2011 #8

    FlexGunship

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    Astronomers are now looking for a white gold planet to make the setting, shoulders, and claw.
     
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  10. Aug 26, 2011 #9

    FlexGunship

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    No, there's a small graphite flaw near the southern polar region and a quartz inclusion near the equator.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2011 #10
    :!!) Must.... HAVE!

    Now lets see, how long until I can travel to it to claim it as mine?

    *whips out calculator*

    oh.

    :cry:
     
  12. Aug 26, 2011 #11
    Can I get that in a princess cut?
     
  13. Aug 26, 2011 #12

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    Is that because the price of gold is over 1800 USD/oz today? What are diamonds worth anyway? Turbo!!!
     
  14. Aug 26, 2011 #13

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    Diamonds are crap!!! If you want to invest in gemstones, deep green emeralds and nice Burmese rubies are worth 'way more than diamonds, and the asian women will hunt you down to buy them.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2011 #14

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    Yeah, I heard astronomers were diverting their planet-hunting to find other cosmogenic gemstones.
     
  16. Aug 26, 2011 #15
    This gives me hope then that we may yet find a planet who's oceans are made of beer and the predominant biological life-form is a chicken that's already fried. Sigh . . .
     
  17. Aug 26, 2011 #16

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    I knew you would answer this. :smile:

    And yea. Diamonds aren't forever. Rubies rule. And Asian women. :wink:
     
  18. Aug 26, 2011 #17

    I like Serena

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    uhh? :uhh:
    Asian women are forever? Or they rule?
     
  19. Aug 26, 2011 #18

    dlgoff

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    Both :biggrin:
     
  20. Aug 26, 2011 #19

    rhody

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    I declare this thread: "a WINNER", now, where is Pengy, Evo, Jimmy, and Lisa ?!

    Will someone please rattle their cages !!!

    Rhody...

    Flex, I crown you the official: J1719-1438 post ..... hehe...
     
  21. Aug 26, 2011 #20

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    There was a show on the end of the universe and they were saying that stars that go supernova may have diamond cores. They were showing one that was 10 times the size of earth. I heard deBeers has already started figuring out ways to claim ownership.
     
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