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, here,¬†here or here.

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