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Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Diamond Planet Heist!
Astronomers have discovered a planet 4000 light-years away orbiting a neutron star every two hours that appears to be composed of diamond. Read the details here.
Could you ask for a better science ficiton/space opera adventure locale? It could be a ritzy casino world full of sauve spies like something out of a Bond film or novel. Or you could do a swinging sci-fi heist film, like a space opera Ocean's 11. Maybe it's a glitzy disco world like something you might have seen on the 80s Buck Rogers if it had had a bigger budget?
Of course, one could go against all those diamond associations. Doctor Who has a "crystalline world" in the episode "Midnight" and that's a horror story.