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It’s mostly over our head, but somehow scientists keep discovering planets that are cool enough to talk about, but too far to really care about. Recently, while they were
curing cancer and aids they accidentally discovered a Water World like planet.
The exoplanet GJ 1214b, just 40 light-years away, is a so-called “Super Earth” – bigger than our planet, but smaller than gas giants such as Jupiter.
Observations using the Hubble telescope now seem to confirm that a large fraction of its mass is water.
The planet’s high temperatures suggest exotic materials might exist there.
I saw it first!
This planet recently discovered by astronomers is possibly one of the most extraordinary discoveries found yet. But before we real this sucker in to sell to Somalia, we have to understand how exactly it can be classified as a diamond.
The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.