Alien Planet Made of Diamond Discovered

A newly discovered alien planet that formed from a dead star is a real diamond in the rough.

The super-high pressure of the planet, which orbits a rapidly pulsing neutron star, has likely caused the carbon within it to crystallize into an actual diamond.

Astronomers estimate that the newfound planet is 55,000 kilometres (34,175 miles) across, or about five times Earth’s diameter. Learn more here, here, herehere or here.

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