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They say, Diamonds are... 2,485 miles across!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Diamond star thrills astronomers

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    Twinkling in the sky is a diamond star of 10 billion trillion trillion carats, astronomers have discovered.

    The cosmic diamond is a chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 km across, some 50 light-years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus.

    It's the compressed heart of an old star that was once bright like our Sun but has since faded and shrunk.

    Astronomers have decided to call the star "Lucy" after the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

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  2. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Warm up a shuttle and launch me.
  3. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Even DeBeers couldn't deepsix that big a diamond find!
  4. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Elizabeth Taylor is weighing her options.
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Only take you a a hundred million years to get there , lol
  7. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    So does that mean diamonds are over valued ?
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Probably in that galaxy it is. :laugh2:
  9. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    DeBeers keeps the supply of diamonds artificially constrained. They are sitting on tons of diamonds, to keep the price high.

    Don't know what their plans are to deal with the industrial diamond manufacturers, who can make flawless diamonds at a lower price.
  10. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I have no clue I refuse to spend big money on diamonds or gold I mean; I do not get gold other than it is a soft medal and a good conductor

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