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I'm still looking for a planet made out of cheese :-)
Diamond is scratch resistant and maintains a very sharp edge, but is quite weak against shattering forces, no match for an asteroid travelling at ridiculous speeds.
What about neutron stars, they're really just enormous diamonds spinning at incredible speeds.
I hope that one acre of land I bought on the moon for $20 has diamonds. I'll be rich, wait, no I won't because other people bought acres on the moon. Bleep--Bleep--Bleep!
Originally posted by superdude
....Now assuming that this is true, and there are layers of diamonds, would man ever consider harvesting them if travel over that great a distance ever became possible?
[edit on 8-2-2005 by Banshee]
As far as a surface miles thick..doesn't dense material transmit shock better?
Well of course diamonds aren't worth what they're charging, nothing is, really. Except maybe the 1 dollar cheesburgers at my neighborhood gas station. Diamonds are still incredibly useful for industrial applications.