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Offline djm195

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Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« on: August 24, 2009, 08:00:36 PM »
How cool is this? Gee, I wonder what the prize is...

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/smithsonian/hope.html

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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 08:07:03 PM »
 Bummer-- have to pick from three designs. I think most everyone here could design something better....I don't care if it is a HW design. ::)

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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 09:59:42 PM »
Amazing stuff - thanks for posting it djm!

Did you guys see the page about the red fluorescence?

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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 01:37:09 AM »
oh, yeah.  And did you see the one pear with blue flour? 

The largest diamond so far found in the universe is the size of a small planet and located 50 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus. Astronomers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered the gigantic stone a few years ago, and they believe the 2,500-mile-wide diamond once served as the heart of a star. It's ten billion trillion trillion carats. The astronomers named it Lucy in honor of the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/diamonds-on-demand.html?c=y&page=2#ixzz0PAbdF1ON

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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 08:05:50 AM »
What?  And we haven't organized a rocket trip to visit Lucy yet?   ;D
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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 02:14:37 PM »
Not cool at all - surface temperature of the rest of the star is about 30,000 degrees...

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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 02:18:44 PM »
You've got to use your imagination, OMC.  We'd have our heat-insulated suits on, you know?   ::)
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 10:08:51 AM »
Ummm....I don't like any of those.  Yuck!

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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 07:02:02 PM »
I KNOW!!! I'm with you on that one GG. I definitely like the old setting better.
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Re: Check this out...The Hope Diamond Design Contest
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 11:35:10 PM »
Me, three, guys!  But I sure did see some nice ideas for a tramp stamp! >:D
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