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Astronomers Discover a Planet Made of Diamonds Approximately 40 light years away there is an extrasolar planet that is made up of pure diamonds. The extrasolar planet was discovered in August of 2004 and is currently being disputed by astronomers as the first planet discovered to have a core of diamonds. 55 Cancri e, is double the size of Earth, which gives it the nickname “Super Earth”. Unlike Earth though, the surface has an approximate temperature of 3900˚ Fahrenheit. This planet is part of a system that orbits around 55 Cancri A. The orbit takes over 2 days. If you Read More →