Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond

Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond

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hubble photo of nebulaAstronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.

(READ the Reuters story in Yahoo)

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