Astronomers Discover Diamond Planet

    This recent photo provided by NASA and the European Space Agency, and captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the deepest image of the universe ever taken in near-infrared light. The faintest and reddest objects in the image are galaxies that formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. No galaxies have been seen before at such early times. The new deep view also provides insights into how galaxies grew in their formative years early in the universe's history. (AP Photo/NASA, European Space Agency)

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    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.

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