While the late Marilyn Monroe made the song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" popular in her hit movie, astronomers made an announcement this week which may well make Jupiter and Saturn a girl's best planets. Monroe's rendition of the song was in the 1951 move "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in which she co-starred with Jane Russell. Madonna later did her own version of the classic song.
But astronomers made a more dazzling pronouncement this week which may lead to the discovery of enough diamonds for every woman on the face of the earth if it is correct. At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences, researchers say diamonds may be raining down on the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, according to the Huffington Post in an article today, Saturday, October 11.
Mona Delitsky, who is with California Specialty Engineering, said, "The high pressure within the planets' atmosphere could turn carbon into diamonds." Carbon soot particles, freed from methane particles in the two planets' upper atmosphere would fall, according to an article in this week's USA Today.
As these particles fall through heavy layers of hydrogen and helium toward the cores of these gaseous planets, the carbon soot is condensed by high pressure and temperatures leading to the formation of diamonds. These planets are believed to have high temperatures which can lead to the creation of an unlimited supply of the treasured bling in this solar system.
A temperature of roughly 3,632 degrees Fahrenheit is required for the development of diamonds.
Scientists have long speculated diamond rain or even "diamond seas" may exist on the smaller planets Neptune and Uranus.
The presence of methane in the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn is what has ignited the current research into the possiblity of diamonds raining down through their atmospheres. While this could be good news for ladies who like diamonds, it would be bad news for the DeBoers' diamond company which is able to control the price of diamonds on this planet through their monopoly of the precious gems on earth.
Of course if some entrepreneur could figure out a way to build a spaceship which could travel to Saturn and Jupiter to collect the unlimited supply of the popular gems, he would be guaranteed of making a fortune.
No word yet on whether the diamonds on these other planets could be white, champagne, canary yellow or some other color diamonds. In the event these now precious stones could ever be brought to earth, girls could possibly have a vast array of their "best friends" that being diamonds. Marilyn Monroe would surely have endorsed that idea!
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