Friday, August 26, 2011

Planet Diamond

(Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

A planet made out of diamonds? Is that really possible?

It might be according to scientist.  They say due to its density its made entirely of carbon, therefore crystalline.  Because of that, they believe a large part of this planet, which exists 4,000 light years away, is made out of diamond.  This small planet is probably a remnant from an old star.

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