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Found: Planet Made Of Diamond

by | 25th, August 2011

WE. ARE. RICH! Astronomers have found a planet made of….diamond.

Says Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne:

“The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon — i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun.”

Yeah, whatever. D.I.A.MOND.

But wait a moment. The massive rock is 4,000 light years away.

You can read about it in the Journal Science.

Or just look to the skies and wonder who saw it first… And if the UK can borros against it. Well, we’ll get there one day, won’t we…



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