The question is: Are we standing on a quadrillion tons of diamonds?
The Earth and everything in it are made up of carbon. To get a percentage of the diamond in the Earth, you need to know how many millions of cubic yards of earth there is, and then multiply that by the amount of carbon that there is in the Earth. Multiply, that by the age of the Earth, and you get an idea of how old the Earth is. Now then, if we go back in time a little bit to when the Earth was created, we can figure out how old the Earth is, and where it is located.
And we also know the density of the Earth, because it’s measured with a density tester. We can measure the density of the Earth, using tools that are on the International Space Station. And we can see from there how much further away a piece of rock is from the Sun. Knowing these things, it should not be hard to figure out the Earth’s mass, or its weight.
But, that’s only the surface area of the Earth. The volume of the Earth would tell us more, if we could see inside. If we could look inside, we might be able to see a way to measure the Earth’s weight. We could use some type of calculation, like the law of conservation of energy. That law states that the more matter there is in a given volume, the slower the speed of its spin will be. If we can determine the total weight of the Earth, we could estimate its weight, and how heavy it would be.
It might not seem likely that there would be such a thing as a diamond. How much smaller than the rest of the stones are they, and how many carats are there? So, it wouldn’t make sense to ask “are we standing on a quadrillion tons of diamonds?” But, all future explorers owe it to themselves, to find out. Because If they don’t, then maybe Mother Nature will. There’s an interesting theory that proposes the possibility of the planet being so dense that it would be impossible for space travel. Light traveling faster than the speed of sound would ensure that we could not reach that destination. Even if we could go faster than the speed of light, we might not survive long enough to get back, because the Earth would be crushed by its gravitational pull.
Another way to determine how much of this Earth is made up of diamonds is to look at the composition of meteorites. Similar to diamonds, most meteorites are either completely or partially crystallized. Since the amount of crystallization varies with different types of meteorites, we could use this to estimate how many stones are on the surface of the Earth. It would also allow us to determine the density of the rocks.
Finally, we could use our advanced technology to determine if our planet is indeed standing on a quadrillion tons of diamonds. This technique would allow us to determine the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, and the amount of water vapor in the air. The lack of water vapor means that there would be less air, which would make the Earth slightly warmer. Also, if the Earth were to cool off completely, we might still be living there.
All of these methods are very accurate and would allow scientists to determine the true answer to the question “are we standing on a quadrillion tons of diamonds?” Even though no definitive answer has ever been given before, one thing is clear. Without a doubt, the bulk of the Earth appears to be made up of a vast amount of Diamonds. What society chooses to do with it is up to them. But, with such information will there be a rise in things like mining?
Which could have great environmental impacts on the world.
Provided by Antonio Westley
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.