Oceans of Liquid Diamond possible on Neptune, Uranus

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  1. Jeremy.B

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    Neptune and Uranus May Have Oceans of Liquid Diamond | Popular Science

     
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    I was really looking for a Uranus joke in there somewhere, but I just can't find it.
     
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    Ariel orbits Uranus *snickers*
     
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    whoa, there really is diamonds up in uranus
     
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    Wouldn't diamonds melt at an extremely high temperature, and isn't the low temperatures and high pressures of Uranus more conducive to a solid state?

    Furthermore, if you melted diamond, what's to say it wouldn't just form some other liquid carbon phase, and then re-solidify as a different allotrope?
     
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    Gives new meaning to Bling Bling on Uranus
     
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    Yeah, like graphite or buckminsterfullerene.

    This article sounds like the writer has no idea what he's talking about. Diamond "icebergs" I can buy, but liquid diamond oceans sounds like bad 50s sci-fi...
     
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    But, but, but...liquid diamond sounds so much cooler!
     
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    Henry's Law is a harsh mistress.

    And more to the point, how the hell would they jump to the conclusion of SEAS of liquid diamond rather than one of the hugely more common hydrocarbons present in the universe? Also, how would that affect the magnetic field? Diamonds aren't magnetic, right? Does converting them into a liquid state give them some insane fermi surface?
     
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    Can I please dig into Uranus and pull these diamonds out?
     
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    in about 50 years the bottom is gonna fall out of the diamond market well maybe not it won't be cheap to haul them back to earth
     
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    In before all they find is coal.
     
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    I love it when you talk science to me. :p 
     
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    Yes let's hope to find a planet covered in diamond...because diamonds do so much for us.
    Aside from being pretty and being used for cutting....wtf else would it be useful for?
    This author probably needs to retake high school chemistry and economics.
     
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    Planets aren't real. It's all computer animation.
     
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    As the old Astronomy king of TFW , the man who used to always fill us in on new science & discoveries.....and this is all you have to say?!!?
    < disappointed

    Those were some cool threads
     
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    Not if the DeBeers rocket gets there first

    Well ACTUALLY... the big problem with using diamonds is that they're too expensive, not that they don't have useful properties. But if we had access to an entire planet made of diamond, and assuming we could properly cut and shape them to our needs (which would be a lot easier if we could get it in a liquid state), we could make Diamond for a bunch of other stuff. Protective plating, semi-conductors, and also for stuff like heaters and heat exchangers, as diamond is one of the best thermal conductors known...

    C'mon, who wouldn't want a spacecraft with a hull wrapped in diamond?
     
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    I thought I read something about diamonds being found on Neptune some few years back, but... this is very interesting. Amazing what we can find in the Solar System these days.
     
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    :lolol  so true
     

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