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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

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