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(NBC News)   Oh my God....it's full of DIAMONDS   (nbcnews.com) divider line 39
    More: Cool, gods, Saturn, pounds per square inch, Planetary Science, American Astronomical Society, lightning storm, Division for Planetary Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
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2013-10-10 04:02:22 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

Right again
 
2013-10-10 04:02:45 PM  

ALL THESE WORLDS

ARE YOURS EXCEPT
EUROPA
ATTEMPT NO
LANDING THERE
USE THEM TOGETHER
USE THEM IN PEACE
 
2013-10-10 04:02:46 PM  
Mount Zeus from 2063: Odyssey Three?
 
2013-10-10 04:02:55 PM  
crustula.files.wordpress.com

Go on....
 
2013-10-10 04:04:17 PM  
By the time we develop enough technology to get there and collect them...and return them to us safely,
that same tech will allow us to make our own in large volume.

By then, might as well use them for a paper weight...if paper still is in use.
 
2013-10-10 04:09:24 PM  
There are plenty of diamonds on Earth.
Not only are there plenty, we can make more.
There is no reason to get them from elsewhere.
 
2013-10-10 04:09:27 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-10 04:11:57 PM  

Begoggle: There are plenty of diamonds on Earth.
Not only are there plenty, we can make more.
There is no reason to get them from elsewhere.


I'm pretty sure we can't make diamondbergs.
 
2013-10-10 04:14:18 PM  
In other news, DeBeers just put in a land claim for both planets. To be followed by a press release saying "Nope, no diamonds up there, not at all, nothing to see, nope. Really."
 
2013-10-10 04:15:26 PM  
"Jupiter and Saturn just might be filled to the brim with them, scientists say."


So we can just randomly say things and the media will make an article about it eh?


Earth's oceans may be lined with pudding.
 
2013-10-10 04:19:16 PM  
just don't tell debeers that.  they've worked long and hard for decades to blow smoke up women's asses  to convince them that, without a diamond, there is no love.

they've long controlled the supply of diamonds to keep the prices up.  and diamonds are more plentiful than most people know.

a diamond is just another rock.  albeit a clearer one.
 
2013-10-10 04:20:39 PM  
"Diamonds are forever on Uranus..."
 
2013-10-10 04:22:49 PM  
"The new data available has confirmed that at depth, diamonds may be floating around inside of Saturn

Yes! We can say with absolute certainty that there is a chance.

/gee, thanks
//also, when did Fark move from [strong] and [em] to [strong] and [em]?
 
2013-10-10 04:24:18 PM  
Well, Fark's new formatting interpreter thingy f*cked that all up.
 
2013-10-10 04:26:29 PM  
Raining liquid diamond?

Really? Does the article author understand what a diamond is?

Carbon as a liquid is no longer "diamond" - unless I'm missing something about crystalline structures and states of matter.
 
rpm
2013-10-10 04:29:10 PM  
Lucy is here. Repeat, Lucy is here

/probably mangled the quote
 
2013-10-10 04:31:06 PM  
isabellerogers.files.wordpress.com

Also, in Utopia, "The skies are filled with diamonds!"

/and Lucy in the Sky...
 
2013-10-10 04:34:45 PM  

Begoggle: There are plenty of diamonds on Earth.
Not only are there plenty, we can make more.
There is no reason to get them from elsewhere.


Yeah, but it's a great excuse to get your obnoxious girlfriend on a one way rocket trip to the outer solar system.
 
2013-10-10 04:35:27 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: "Jupiter and Saturn just might be filled to the brim with them, scientists say."


So we can just randomly say things and the media will make an article about it eh?


Earth's oceans may be lined with pudding.


God made heaven and earth!
 
2013-10-10 04:39:31 PM  

Ambitwistor: Mount Zeus from 2063: Odyssey Three?


So you're the other person that read that book!    *internet fistbump*
 
2013-10-10 04:40:11 PM  

Tax Boy: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

Right again


Were the Beatles right about Lucy being with them?
 
2013-10-10 04:41:57 PM  

rogue49: By the time we develop enough technology to get there and collect them...and return them to us safely,
that same tech will allow us to make our own in large volume.

By then, might as well use them for a paper weight...if paper still is in use.


Just don't let De Beers know. The scientist developing tech to get them might have an 'accident' by falling onto a few bullets.
 
2013-10-10 04:48:06 PM  

ikanreed: Begoggle: There are plenty of diamonds on Earth.
Not only are there plenty, we can make more.
There is no reason to get them from elsewhere.

I'm pretty sure we can't make diamondbergs.


We have no use for diamondbergs.
Between what we have and what we can make, there are more than enough for diamond jewelry and tools.
 
bav
2013-10-10 05:06:42 PM  
And here's the brief  letter to Nature that Clarke referenced in  Odyssey 3.
 
2013-10-10 05:08:26 PM  

Begoggle: ikanreed: Begoggle: There are plenty of diamonds on Earth.
Not only are there plenty, we can make more.
There is no reason to get them from elsewhere.

I'm pretty sure we can't make diamondbergs.

We have no use for diamondbergs.
Between what we have and what we can make, there are more than enough for diamond jewelry and tools.


I'm pretty sure I could come up with a use for a diamondberg.

/ Would make one heck of an Evil Fortress
 
2013-10-10 05:16:30 PM  
Diamondberg?

theinfosphere.org

/just give it to the native Martians
 
2013-10-10 05:43:32 PM  

Begoggle: There are plenty of diamonds on Earth.
Not only are there plenty, we can make more.
There is no reason to get them from elsewhere.


Good thing since we can't anyways.
 
2013-10-10 06:02:18 PM  
Diamonds are one of the most common stones on the planet!  It's just one company has a monopoly on them.

Rare my ass.
 
2013-10-10 06:07:24 PM  

Tax Boy: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]
Right again


Good one! Came here to say that.
 
2013-10-10 06:11:08 PM  
By the time we have the tech to get them, diamonds will be as valuable as dirt.
 
2013-10-10 07:38:41 PM  
I got to the part where scientists believe diamonds may exist in the chilly core of Uranus and started laughing too hard to finish.

/immature by way of testosterone
 
2013-10-10 08:27:38 PM  
"One day, humans could send probes to mind the diamonds of Saturn."

Mind?
 
2013-10-10 08:36:07 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Ambitwistor: Mount Zeus from 2063: Odyssey Three?

So you're the other person that read that book!    *internet fistbump*


One more :) Read 'em all.
 
2013-10-10 09:26:33 PM  

LesserEvil: Raining liquid diamond?


Not quite as catchy, but you should let the weather girls know anyway.

/hallelujah
 
2013-10-10 09:32:27 PM  

LesserEvil: Raining liquid diamond?

Really? Does the article author understand what a diamond is?

Carbon as a liquid is no longer "diamond" - unless I'm missing something about crystalline structures and states of matter.


Liquid diamond is a thing.  We've synthesized it here on earth in the Z Machine.
 
2013-10-10 09:40:36 PM  
Don't let Miss Rarity know.
 
2013-10-10 09:50:13 PM  
I prefer chromium-doped corundum myself.
 
2013-10-10 09:59:09 PM  

Tax Boy: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

Right again


Done in one.
 
2013-10-11 03:00:50 AM  
Are there Toclafane?
 
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