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Uranus is probably full of giant diamonds

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it takes so long to get a probe there..wiki says 13 years
I love space exploration, but is it worth it?
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Just get De Biers to open their vaults, they have been hoarding Diamonds for generation to keep the price jacked up.
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"Probably" pretty much says it all.

More scientific sensationalism intended to gouge more grant money out of the taxpayers.
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How long before a polyp turns into a diamond...?
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The diamonds would be microscopic in size. As soon as they gained any appreciable mass they'd be pulled down by the gravity.
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The diamonds would be microscopic in size. As soon as they gained any appreciable mass they'd be pulled down by the gravity.
Yes and no - they would probably be less dense at lower altitudes than the highly compressed atmosphere and so float continuing to grow - as the article points out.

Possibly where Scott Fitzgerald "Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is to be found
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Yes and no - they would probably be less dense at lower altitudes than the highly compressed atmosphere and so float continuing to grow - as the article points out.
Different opinions seen on a very iffy subject. Fun sorting them out, ain't it?
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Just get De Biers to open their vaults, they have been hoarding Diamonds for generation to keep the price jacked up.
They opened their vaults 17 years ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/13/bu...-diamonds.html
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What does the DeBeers vault have to do with the actual thread? Is it also n Uranus?
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There's diamonds in Uranus..? I'd thought it was a brown substance...

Sorry... It's just one of those running jokes you have to make...
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it takes so long to get a probe there..wiki says 13 years
I love space exploration, but is it worth it?
Was exploring the "New World" worth it to the Spanish?
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