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Date: 08/26/11 08:22 AM

29 Responses to Massive Diamond Orbits A Neutron Star

  1. Profile photo of Dickens
    Dickens Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Link: Massive Diamond Orbits A Neutron Star - Scientists in new South Wales, Australia have discovered a planet of super dense carbon orbiting a pulsar neutron star.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Do not tell Kim Kardashian there is a diamong out there bigger than hers.
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    ukulelemike Male 40-49
    129 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Ah yes-once again, scientists do a bunch of math, come up with a hypothesis for what that math represents in the cosmos where we can`t actually SEE anything, add some assumptions and we have a diamond planet! And yet we still can`t figure out how tornadoes work on our own planet, or how to reliably predict them, or the tracking of hurricanes. But man, we got this space thing ALL figured out!
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Hey, they found Krypton!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Will you marry me, Space?
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 8:56 am
    "Ah yes-once again, scientists do a bunch of math, come up with a hypothesis for what that math represents in the cosmos where we can`t actually SEE anything, add some assumptions and we have a diamond planet! And yet we still can`t figure out how tornadoes work on our own planet, or how to reliably predict them, or the tracking of hurricanes. But man, we got this space thing ALL figured out! "

    The weather system is a lot more complicated than vacuum and gravitation.

    Lern2science, conservative.
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    metalhannes Male 18-29
    144 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 9:01 am
    A minecraft players wet dream.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 9:06 am
    isn`t it said that (i can`t remember which one) neptune or uranus could possibly have a diamond core?
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2011 at 9:45 am
    1) It is so radioactive it would be useless to humans.

    2) If it wasn`t and it would make diamonds worthless as sand.

    3) Space is so vast that man will never reach the closest star let alone this one.

    4) kairobert~ Change your name to "Debbie Downer".
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    otso Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 9:51 am
    dibs!
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 10:01 am
    How many carats?
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    SuperN00B Male 30-39
    270 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    I vote we name it planet Geode.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    2) If it wasn`t and it would make diamonds worthless as sand.
    Diamonds are already artificially scarce, you dope. De Beers controls it all.
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Massive Diamond...? I want that rock on my finger.
    ...Orbits a Neutron Star. Well, shoot, guess I`ve gotta settle for something closer to home.
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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
    283 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    I bet`cha De Beers has already iniated the legal proceedings to some how own, patent, or trade market it. Think about it. For such a well funded company it wouldn`t cost much to persue this longshot idea and the payoffs could be huge.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    sweet... ony 4000 light years away. Lets go...
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    demonveteran Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    eh, if its made of oil we`d get there in 20 years...tops
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    your voice is boring.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3877 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    has a kardashian bought it yet?
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    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    [email protected]

    I bet any money; some celebrity is going to pay money to have it named after them or some stupid sh*t.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    I am from Planet Bling, and I am here to sex you up.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    dibs
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Oh, goddamnit otso!
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm
    @tommy2X4 - If you have a PhD in a similar field of research to pulsar stars and intergalactic travel then I appologies in advance. But you`re list just makes me think of this sketch.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    Diamonds aren`t particularly useful.

    Lasers make better cutting tools.
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    Is the very dense carbon`s orbital behavior also meant to send or amplify a signal or light.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    #GasMaskKid

    "dibs"

    DAMN IT!
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    August 27, 2011 at 5:20 am
    Maybe now they`ll give NASA some funding.
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    August 28, 2011 at 2:54 am
    In the Doctor Who episode Midnight, they visit a planet that`s made entirely of diamond as well.

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