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Giant Diamonds

  1. Dec 9, 2006 #1
    I read in the book of world records that there are massive diamonds inside of some white dwarves. If this is compleatly true then how long after it's formation could a white dwarf start producing this massive diamond in it's core?
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2006 #2
    What u have read might be amazing to u but it is absolutely true, core after repeated fusions is converted to carbon and that carbon under such a high pressure can only be in form of diamond.
    Time may differ in different stars due to varied mass and surroundings.
    But for a sun like star it will take about 1.5 to 2.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2006 #3
    way cool, thank you very much!
     
  5. Dec 19, 2006 #4
    I don't think you have to go THAT far to find giant diamonds. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think we could find giant diamonds under our feet... as in the earth's mantel or outer core. There is enough pressure for diamonds to form there.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2006 #5
    :grumpy: But the second thing we need is carbon.
     
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