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Largest diamond in galaxy predicts future of solar system

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Astronomers discovered the largest diamond of all times in space. The weight of the precious stone reportedly makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats or five million trillion trillion pounds).

The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter. The stone is located at a distance of 50 light years from Earth, in the Constellation Centaurus



Source
english.pravda.ru...

The titles a little misleading but it's interesting none the less. I hope I've got this in the right section.

[edit on 11-6-2009 by Scope and a Beam]




posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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OK, so how much is it worth? 0o


Imagine that on a ring... hahaha.

so is it a size of a planet or is it more like the size of Texas?



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:25 PM
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Er, looks like it would be the size of the moon.

moon = 2500 miles = about 4000km

-Edrick



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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That's still not big and shiny enough to satisfy some women I know.

I thought that suns that burned themselves out turned into dense dwarfs (no not stupid little people)


Carbon is a relatively "light" element.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Wow! That is so beautiful! I don't really get how big they are saying it is, but the reference to needing a jewlers' tool as big as the sun makes it sound very very large!

Thanks for finding and posting this article, I can't wait for more information to come in on this!



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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No problem
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I imagine it's bigger than or the same size as our sun from the reference to identifying it's worth. They should bring it to earth and sell it, would solve the recession straight away lol.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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Wow that would be a jeweler's dream....or a female's dream ring


to the OP: you should change your quote, you have some lines mixed in about a soviet submarine in there..



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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Oh yeah thanks for that, it's been edited now.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:19 PM
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The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter. The stone is located at a distance of 50 light years from Earth, in the Constellation Centaurus


DeBeers already secured complete mining rights to the giant diamond by paying off prominent local politicians. They have plans to start enslaving the people that live on the diamond and forcing them to work and die as miners.

Jon



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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Good news for space exploration! The N.Y. Jewish diamond market just contributed 500 Billion dollars towards N.A.S.A.! We will soon have that baby being cut with giant lasers.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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"The white dwarf is not only radiant but also harmonious. It rings like a gigantic gong, undergoing constant pulsations. "

That is the most interesting quote of the article, to me. Is it picking up these vibrations and amplifying them or is it emitting them? If the latter, then why/how? Does anybody know of similar properties of terrestrial diamonds/carbon?



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:30 PM
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No, A diamond that large would PANIC jewelers and diamond merchants alike.

Diamonds have absolutely no concrete value on their own... just shiny rocks.

Their inflated price is based on their scarcity.

If humanity suddenly had a moon sized diamond available to it, DeBeers would quickly go bankrupt, and diamonds would no longer be a "Girls Best Friend"

They would be worth pennies per pound, or ton.

If you read the 2001 series by Arther C Clarke, he goes into some detail (in 3001) about the core of Jupiter being compressed carbon, that got blown into orbit when Lucifer was born (the Jovian Star)

He states that humanity began mining the diamond planetoid for CONSTRUCTION materials.

Could you imagine it?

Cities made of diamond?

WOW!

-Edrick



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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50 light years is obviously too far to harvest anything of any size.

And I take *anything* I read on pravda with a grain of salt, they've published BS before.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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And I take *anything* I read on pravda with a grain of salt, they've published BS before.


And even then it's still a bit tasteless


Pravda have reported on something that is based in factual reality for a change. This massive diamond was discovered years ago and seems to pop up from time to time when a journalist has little to write about...

Astronomers Find a Huge Diamond in Space

PRAVDA Largest diamond in galaxy predicts future of solar system

The first article is 2004 and the Pravda is 2007. You can see where the Pravda journo has pilfered parts of the former
What a great job to have!



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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it always gives me a chuckle when people talk about the scarcity of diamonds. they're on every street corner in america. more common than cheesburgers.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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Thought I remembered this story. It was from 2004.

Diamond star thrills astronomers


Last Updated: Monday, 16 February 2004, 15:31 GMT



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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hahahaha... I know that American writers are all drunks, I can't imagine what it's like to be in the news room on Monday morning in Russia is like.


Aliens downed Tunguska meteorite to save Earth Front page / Science / Mysteries 24.03.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru


pravda.ru ... (truth in russian, lol..)



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by kidney thief
"The white dwarf is not only radiant but also harmonious. It rings like a gigantic gong, undergoing constant pulsations. "

That is the most interesting quote of the article, to me. Is it picking up these vibrations and amplifying them or is it emitting them? If the latter, then why/how? Does anybody know of similar properties of terrestrial diamonds/carbon?


I think it's alive (and beautiful too!), we buggers should leave it alone!



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by kidney thief
"The white dwarf is not only radiant but also harmonious. It rings like a gigantic gong, undergoing constant pulsations. "

That is the most interesting quote of the article, to me. Is it picking up these vibrations and amplifying them or is it emitting them? If the latter, then why/how? Does anybody know of similar properties of terrestrial diamonds/carbon?


If you want an answer to that question, you have to look no further than your cell phone, or a pay phone. There is a crystal in there...



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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I don't get this, what does it mean by largest dimond?



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