three words

January 26, 2010

GIANT. FLOATING. DIAMONDS.

on uranus?!?!?!?!??!! in DIAMOND OCEANS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oceans of liquid diamond, filled with solid diamond icebergs, could be floating on Neptune and Uranus, according to a recent article in the journal Nature Physics.

The research, based on the first detailed measurements of the melting point of diamond, found diamond behaves like water during freezing and melting, with solid forms floating atop liquid forms. The surprising revelation gives scientists a new understanding about diamonds and some of the most distant planets in our solar system.

oh my.

secondarily, ugh. i will be stalked and murdered, i am sure of it. or maybe i need to bed myself before this foul mood degrades me further. sick tuesday, you are terribly unkind.