Storms on Saturn and Jupiter form hailstones of pure diamond, according to a paper published for the 45th meeting of the American Astronomical Association. Dr Kevin Baines of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory told the delegates that when huge weather systems on the gas giants create storms …
Best. Line. Ever.
"Diamonds aren't forever on Saturn and Jupiter. But they are on Uranus"
I could not read that without laughing out loud. My inner teenage boy thanks you greatly.
Re: Best. Line. Ever.
If only there were some Yahoo angle. Best! Subhead! Evar!
Re: Best. Line. Ever.
That’s why they changed the name to Urectum.
“And we think we're pretty certain.”
So, we’re not absolutely sure we’re certain, but we may be somewhat certain. We think.
Re: “And we think we're pretty certain.”
you beat me to it,
Certain means this is correct there is no doubt, so why did they feel the need to use 2 qualifiers before certain, this implies they are reasonably confidant but far from certain.
Erm, not the 45th meeting of the AAS
The American Astronomical Society has been around for over a hundred years, and nowadays holds two general meetings a year. The 45th AAS meeting was in New Haven, Connecticut in 1930.
I believe the press release being reworded here refers to results presented at the 45th meeting of the AAS's Division for Planetary Sciences, held last week in Denver, Colorado.
Obsessive-compulsive nitpicking, I know, but it makes the reader wonder what other details are not quite right.... or off by a Jovian diameter.
Cannot say more...must wash brain out to get rid of the memory
"It's very uncertain what happens to carbon down there."
To sail the diamond seas of Saturn
A boat of tungsten under me
To know that deep below the land
Metallic hydrogen forms a second sea
Or perhaps the crushing forces
Turn the diamonds into jam
arrange themselves the best they can
A billion years of buckyballs
that reproduce and stick and spread
Giant neurons, giant brains
A gas giant for a giant head
And one day as old HAL comes cruising
A million miles, drifting by
Following signals most perplexing
The Great Red Spot will open, like an Eye.
Dammit! Now I can't stop 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' going round and round in my head...
Now DeBeers will be lobbying against space exploration.
vast liquid seas of carbon
Hmmm, sounds like the coffee at work....
If it costs $10k per Kg to lift stuff into orbit of the piddling little earth they would have to be great diamonds.
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