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.
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 …
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.
"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.
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