WE'RE RRRRRRICH!!!

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1
Newt Gingrich just bought it. He put it on his Tiffany's charge account.
2
Does this mean that David Lee Roth can finally go home and reclaim his birthright?
3
I take it the planet's name is Lucy?
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GREAT NEWS LADIES!!
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@2 - thanks for coming up with the david lee roth joke that i couldn't.
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I certainly hope none of these astronomers meet an untimely or suspicious demise.

Ok, that sucked. What 1-4 said.
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Look again. The planet is now diamonds.
8
Doesnt suprise me as people have found meteorites that contained diamond. Didnt look anything like a raw diamond, looked more like a cookie sheet filled with burned marshmellows, but that alone told scientists that diamond could be fabricated into any shape you want. This will pave the way for diamond circuits and radios that just kick the crap out of anything we use today.
9
Planet De Beers!
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De Beers is already reported to be in the process of assembling an exploding rocket powered by burning poor Africans so they can head out there and mine it.
11
Looks like Steve Jobs has somewhere to spend his retirement.
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@5 de nada mi amigo, de nada.
13
That's nothing. I have a friend who's a leading astronomer who identified a planet made of Brooklyn Bridges.
14
Did another galaxy smuggle it out in its butt?
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@7: Goddammit, beat me to the punch.
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@15 or more nerdly, "Good to know Magrathea is back in business."
17
A strange muted roaring sound was heard emanating from Elizabeth Taylor's grave.
18
Bah... 200 million years from now it will all be graphite anyway.
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I bet we have warp drive in about 6 months now.
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I hear they're using it for the drill bit for the Deeply Borrowed Tunnel.

They promise it will only cost $5 to ship it to Seattle and there is no danger of it being stolen ...
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@16: Hopefully this diamond planet will have some nice fjords.
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I've been there...very gaudy to say the least.
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I'd be concerned. I watched that very episode of Doctor Who -- there's nothing really good that can come out of traveling to (or around) a planet made of diamonds.
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How do they know its not actually cubic zirconia?
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I think Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords called this one...

When their manager Murray buys the band three stars, for $50 each, for their investment portfolio - he speculates that they could all move up there in 10 years' time...

Murray: "Imagine a planet full of coal. You get up there, oh my God, it's coal everywhere. Imagine how much that would be worth."

Bret: "What about a planet of, um, diamonds and rubies?"

Murray: "Well, it would be nice. A lot of things would be nice, Bret, particularly if they were real."
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slartibartfast
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Dude, Rainbow Brite discovered that planet YEARS ago.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bri…