27 Aug '11, 11am

Astronomers make a bling bling discovery; in a planet that is thought to be made of diamonds

LONDON - Astronomers 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. "The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon - that is a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own sun," said Professor Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Lying 4,000 light years away, or about one-eighth of the way toward the centre of the Milky Way from the Earth, the planet is probably the remnant of a once-massive star that has lost its outer layers to the so-ca...

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