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Old 08-26-2011, 10:12 AM   #277 (permalink)
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Astronomers discover planet made of diamond - The Globe and Mail

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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 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.
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The measurements suggest the planet, which orbits its star every two hours and 10 minutes, has slightly more mass than Jupiter but is 20 times as dense, Prof. Bailes and his colleagues reported in the journal Science Thursday.
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