Thursday, August 25, 2011

Diamond Planet Found

Astronomers have detected a planet where unknown amount of its mass is diamond

"The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon," Matthew Bailes of the University of Technology in Melbourne told Reuters. He calls it "a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun."

The planet is 4,000 light years away from Earth. The planet orbits a pulsar star every two hours and 10 minutes.

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