posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 06:48 AM
I doubt very much if powered down/spent stellar masses which have such intense gravity to create huge diamond cores would ever be able to be mined by
Humans, maybe our species could create strong enough mining platforms to do the job remotely but i doubt that, if anti gravity technology is developed
it may be employed to counter the gravitational forces of a spent stellar mass but i repeat, Carbon planets are much more viable for Humans in the
future to get at massive diamonds and other gemstones for use in technologies.
This "Lucy" is interesting in terms of astrophysics/cosmology but it will be utterly inaccessible, so too any similar spent stellar masses out there,
i agree, out there in the galactic web they will be common enough and Lucy is just one of the first discovered, i think there will be a lot more
carbon exoplanets much nearer than 50 light years away, we are finding so many stellar systems with exoplanets orbiting them now and the tech has only
just started being advanced enough to detect them, as time goes on tech will be refined and much improved so detections will be detecting practically
every exoplanet out there in our galactic neighbourhood and likely far beyond, in the not too distant future, certainly by the time my son is about my
age, 2035-50, and many will be Carbon planets with huge gemstones/diamonds.
Without wanting to sound like a Trekker and all "in the federation there is no use for money" etc, but by the time our species gets advanced enough to
get to Carbon planets, i somehow think the materialist values in the past few centuries to the near future will be very different
As such, they won't be mined for vanity, as decorations/jewellery, it will be for extremely high powered lasers and other forms of amplified light
technology our species will be bothering to get at such material in the future.
edit on 13-9-2010 by DeltaPan because: Change s to t, as to at, typo' - add: and likely far beyond