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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond


Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, diamond, planet )

Agnes
- 2793 days ago - reuters.com
Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.



   

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SANDRA R (145)
Friday August 26, 2011, 2:20 am
Interesting. Noted. Thank you Agnes.
 

Cheree M (46)
Friday August 26, 2011, 5:24 am
noted w/ interest. TY
 

Jo Asprec (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 2:04 am
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
 

Tusa Alexis Angel (15)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 7:07 am
oh!man that is so groovy, definately puttin that one on me wish list, so far i have got, skating the rings of saturn, sking on the moon, jumping of jupitar and free falling into the clouds of the earth, riding a coment holding onto it's tail, and now I am going to include pulling faces on one side of the planet and seeing what I look like on the other kinda like at the circus, but using a planet instead, oh! man I am going ta have so much fun, Have a great day seeya:)
 

Bette M (91)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 7:45 am
Maybe the fat cats on Wall Street & diamond hunters in Africa can lasso this one & stake a claim once the figure out how to get there. Just maybe they will get lost on the way back & use the diamonds as ice cubes to cool off in their free fall to never never land.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life......Trees are the lungs of the earth.......
 

Tim C (2420)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 8:45 am
thanks
 

Christine S (15)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 8:57 am
Really interesting. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 9:01 am
Finally, a proper target for Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. Henchmen!

Bring me that diamond! :D
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 9:02 am
Whatta interesting article :-) :-) had to print this one...
Somebodies might be Veeery interested to catch this very Real Exotic & "a bit" expensive planet.
(gotta ask ab. this my friend, a Dr of theoretical physics... is this really Possible????)
 

Dany Strakova (123)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 9:04 am
:O
 

David Hisel (244)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 9:16 am
interesting
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 10:13 am
Wow!! Thanks for sharing!
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 2:13 pm
thanks
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 2:21 pm
Someone tell 'Aerosmith' we found their Rocks...
 

Bette M (91)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 2:45 pm
Maybe someone has been listening to Judy in The Skies too much. :O )

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.....Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Nichole L (69)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 3:03 pm
Thank you, Agnes. Isn's science wonderful?!
 

Dorothy P (1)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:15 pm
Well perhaps this is the "Lucy" the song is about and it could be temporary due for an explosion in the not too distant future.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:30 pm
What a ring that diamond would make.
 

Agnes N (703)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:34 pm
Thanks a lot to all friends who noted and comment..here I read from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Most natural diamonds are formed at high-pressure high-temperature conditions existing at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 120 mi) in the Earth mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth). Diamonds are brought close to the Earth surface through deep volcanic eruptions by a magma, which cools into igneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites. Diamonds can also be produced synthetically in a high-pressure high-temperature process which approximately simulates the conditions in the Earth mantle. An alternative, and completely different growth technique is chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Several non-diamond materials, which include cubic zirconia and silicon carbide and are often called diamond simulants, resemble diamond in appearance and many properties. Special gemological techniques have been developed to distinguish natural and synthetic diamonds and diamond simulants.

can be this star have age more old than our planet
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 4:39 pm
Cool :)
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 6:57 pm
Amazing - but too big for my finger. Thanks for this news Agnes
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 8:13 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Dorothy P (1)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 9:43 pm
A similar discovery was made in 2004 of a diamond star by Travis Metcalfe- Astronomers decided to call the star "Lucy" after the Beatle song Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

This can be found on the website google 10 facts about diamonds you should know.
 

Marianna Molnar (9)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 5:29 am
LEAVE IT THERE TO SHINE YOU GREEDY HUMANS|!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 7:32 am
Wow, thanks!
 

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 10:08 am
Wow, that must sparkle in the light! ;)
 

Julija S (87)
Monday August 29, 2011, 9:52 am
xx
 
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