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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!

 
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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
Strangely in an episode of Doctor Who from a few seasons past called "Midnight", the good Doctor and his companion Donna Noble visit a planet eerily similar to the one recently "discovered" by astronomers some 4,000 light years away. A planet composed nearly entirely of a huge diamond.

link to Dr. Who episode:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]


link to the announcement of the discovery of the "diamond planet":

[link to www.physorg.com]


Isn't it funny how life imitates art, or is it more how new discoveries being disclosed are just lazy pluckings from whatever the powers that be have seen or read before? Sometimes, you just go "hmmmmmmmmmm" and wonder.


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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
I'm' sure there are already people of a certain ilk ready to put a flag on the planet and claim it as their own, even if there is an indegnous intelligent species that calls the planet home.
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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
It just seems like suddenly they're able to find all sorts of wondrous and incredible things that were, or would have been, extreme fringe fantasy and science fiction just a handful of years ago.

So, has all of a sudden our sensor ability grown so exponentially that we can find a planet this small, at a distance of 4,000 LY, and what it's made of now? If it has, then what about every other tech out there? Has it lept forward as well?

And if it's actually old tech that's been around a while, why all of a sudden is it pouring forth?

I think that's more interesting, definitely more curious, than all of the things that are suddenly being "discovered".


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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
Sorry, U can't convert the Gold & Silver tards on GLP.

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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
That means the price of diamonds should tank right?
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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
Sorry, U can't convert the Gold & Silver tards on GLP.

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LOL! I hadn't even considered that, but it's an excellent skew on it. Way to think not only outside of the box, but way outside of the entire building as well. Kudos!


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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
they also singed about fields of gold i heared it on the radio today.
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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
That means the price of diamonds should tank right?
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Maybe, though I remember an old Uncle Scrooge comic one time that was about the discovery of a black planet that scientists were convinced was made entirely of oil. So all of the major nations built ships to go harvest it, as well as Uncle Scrooge in his salvaged bargain-basement craft manned by Donald, Huey, Louie, and Dewey. His was the only ship to make it, but they nearly didn't make it back as it wasn't exactly oil but a living entity.

It was a bit of a strange tale as it ended with a small piece unknowingly brought back with the threat of what it could do to the Earth.

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Re: Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond!!!
That means the price of diamonds should tank right?
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That's exactly what I thought!





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