Planet of Massive Diamond Discovered
Another discovery was reported yesterday in the journal Science that there seems to be a planet orbiting tightly around a small star just down the Earth which could be a massive diamond.
Matthew Bailes, a professor at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia told Reuters that the evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all comprised of carbon and a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit would fit inside our own sun.
Astronomers are theorizing that this still unknown planet which is only 4,000 light years from the Earth is a relic of a star shed its outer layer to reveal its inner riches. This planet appears to be approximately five times the size of Earth. Apparently, the small star it orbits every 2 hours and 10 minutes is named J1719-1438.
However, while beams have already been detected from the stars through radio telescopes, it is still impossible to know what this planet really looks like.