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From:     phantom@????.????.???.edu
Date:     Tue, 18 Jan 1994 20:42:24 -0500
Subject:  Re: SJ: Terraspace
Greetings Fellow Jammers!

A few years back, I read an article regarding Uranus (insert appropriate
scatalogical pun of your choice here).  It seems that a group of
theoretical planetologists where speculating that somewhere under
thousands of miles of atmosphere, Uranus had a solid surface.  This
group further speculated that, based on the carbon content of the
atmosphere along with the incredible pressures that would be exerted by
such a deep atmosphere, that the surface of the planet might well be
covered with diamonds.  The only problem is getting down to the surface
without dying from pressure related problems (for comparison, this makes
visiting the marianas trench seem like a dip in the shallow end of a
swimming pool).

Overall, recovery of gems from this exquisitely hostile environment
seems like a task that could only be handled by the bravest, most
creative, and most foolhardy.  Yes, it's a job for tinker gnomes.
Imagine a moonlet, skimming along just above the massive atmosphere of
Uranus.  Scattered about the small moons surface is the debris from
decades of gnomish experimentation, all of it dedicated to developing a
way to reach the surface of the world below and return with tons of
diamonds.  Alas, the technical difficulties have resulted in the deaths
of many an adventurous gnome and have not thus far yielded any actual
diamonds.


The Phantom
phantom@????.????.???.edu




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SJ: Terraspace    phantom@????.????.???.edu    12 Jan 1994 01:07:19
SJ: Terraspace    phantom@????.????.???.edu    19 Jan 1994 01:42:24

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