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• ##### How Many Carats?(4+ / 0-)
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Wee Mama, Timaeus, palantir, Cedwyn

Wow, I wonder if the planet is one big diamond or made of trillions of diamonds.

• ##### One big one, it sounds like - a loose aggregate (5+ / 0-)

would be pulled apart by tidal forces.

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• ##### Compression(5+ / 0-)

It was probably the compression of the star's gravity that formed the diamond. That being so, it would probably be one huge diamond.

Think of the problem turning that into engagement rings!

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• ##### i recently went to the smithsonian(2+ / 0-)
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Wee Mama, Beetwasher

natural history museum.  saw massive, massive crystals, like, the size of a shortish tower stereo speaker.  LOL  i don't think even they exceeded 40,000 carats, so that planet has to be some ridiculous number of carats!

bling of god, i tell ya what!

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• ##### Calculation(3+ / 0-)
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Wee Mama, Beetwasher, Cedwyn

Since there are 5 carats to the gram, and star cores tend to weigh god knows how many gigatons (more likely terratons or higher), we are dealing with 10^24 or more carats. That would definitely crash the market. People would be using diamonds to make sandpaper. . .

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• ##### Now we're getting somewhere. The planet is 1.2(2+ / 0-)
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Beetwasher, Cedwyn

Jupiter masses, and Jupiter is 312x Earth, and Earth is ~6 × 10^24 kilograms. So the mass of the diamond planet is 1.2x312x6 x1024 kg =

2,246.4 x 1024 kg or ~2 x 1027 kg or ~2 x 1030 gm

So, 1031 carats.

Enough engagement rings for the foreseeable future of the universe.

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