Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Diamond Planet

A recent astonomical discovery of a planet made of diamond has been reported.  Hurtling around a small neutron star about an eighth of the way toward the center of out Milky Way, it is made up primarily of carbon and so dense that astronmers speculate it is essentially a huge diamond.  It's orbit is so small that the planet and its star could likely fit within the sphere of our own sun.  No word yet on whether De Beers will bid on the rights to regulate just how much of this planet could be mined or brought back for sale here.

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