A “Diamond” Planet

From National Geographic, a planet as dense as diamond has been discovered. One of the comments on that article, as well as my not-terribly-high opinion of human nature, raise the possibility of harvesting it. Maybe this is what the new space race will bring.


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I'm a physics graduate, sci-fi writer, budding game designer, and amateur human.

2 responses to “A “Diamond” Planet”

  1. Sebastian Stock says :

    hmmpff,all that would bring is to devalue diamonds!
    and remember,diamonds are not forever…on this planet!
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Material_properties_of_diamond)-look under Thermal Stability,and scrap “normal conditions”,nothing’s perfect 🙂

    • Philip says :

      So true…I wonder if De Beers could be brought to court for false advertising? 😉

      I haven’t managed to find a source for this yet, but I read somewhere that diamonds are just as common as rubies, and their perceived value is just marketing.

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