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OUTER SPACE Astronomers Discover Diamond Planet NASA / AP Photo

Astronomers Discover Diamond Planet

Astronomers have discovered a planet 4,000 light-years away from Earth that they believe is essentially made of diamonds. It is denser than any other known planet and consists largely of carbon, but its density suggests that the carbon is actually crystalline. However, scientists are still perplexed about how the planet would look close up, though they're fairly certain it wouldn't sparkle like the bling we're familiar with on Earth.

August 25, 2011 3:16 PM