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Diamond rain may fall on Jupiter and Saturn


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

The two largest planets in our solar system may be home to diamond rain and liquid diamond oceans.

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The gas giants continue to offer up surprises as it was revealed this week that the conditions on these two worlds are just right to enable entire oceans of liquid diamond to exist.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

Captain, the dilithium crystals, she can't take any more..


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

When one considers the immense pressures required to liquify diamond, it makes one realize just how distinct and precious the Earth's environment is to foster the emergence of sentient beings like us.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

View PostUM-Bot, on 10 October 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

The two largest planets in our solar system may be home to diamond rain and liquid diamond oceans.

Does Mr Cohen in Antwerp know about this yet?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:59 PM

This must be the planet where the Twilight vampires came from....


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm not buying this. A liquified diamond crystal is no longer a crystal, rather "liquified" carbon, hence no longer a diamond at that stage.

What's next, ruby lakes and emerald springs?

I'm no scientist, but this just doesn't make any sense at all. Wait... let me grab another beer and perhaps it will.  :passifier:


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:30 PM

@Pallidin; I'm with you on this one, thinking about the process that creates diamond in the first place, a liquid diamond sea just seems implausible. But then I'm not a scientist..


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:05 PM

View Postpallidin, on 10 October 2013 - 09:51 PM, said:

I'm not buying this. A liquified diamond crystal is no longer a crystal, rather "liquified" carbon, hence no longer a diamond at that stage.

Liquid crystals are a state of matter between an ordinary liquid and a crystal. Despite being liquid the molecules are still orientated in the same way as in a crystal.

Hence this is not "liquified carbon" which would have a totally random molecular orientation.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 10 October 2013 - 11:14 PM.

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#9    pallidin

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

Be nice Waspie... I clearly stated that I am NOT a scientist, thus a clear inference from my entire post is that it is just my opinion.

Jeeze...


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:23 PM

View Postpallidin, on 10 October 2013 - 11:14 PM, said:

Be nice Waspie... I clearly stated that I am NOT a scientist, thus a clear inference from my entire post is that it is just my opinion.

Jeeze...
I actually removed the passage you are referring to BEFORE you posted, however my point was valid. In science not all opinions are equal.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 10 October 2013 - 11:23 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:20 AM

waspies always quick with the spank paddle lol ive learnt to not assume things in posts when waspies around XD

View PostEmeraldgemheart, on 10 October 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

This must be the planet where the Twilight vampires came from....
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:44 AM

Alright, everybody grab a bucket.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:17 AM

man, nature is consistently more amazing and strange than science fiction.

i do want to read a novel or short story about liquid diamond miners working the seas of jupiter now, though.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

Who cares?

By the time mankind colonized other planets, the most precious material is O2


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

View Postpallidin, on 10 October 2013 - 09:51 PM, said:

I'm not buying this. A liquified diamond crystal is no longer a crystal, rather "liquified" carbon, hence no longer a diamond at that stage.

What's next, ruby lakes and emerald springs?

I'm no scientist, but this just doesn't make any sense at all. Wait... let me grab another beer and perhaps it will.  :passifier:


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