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Astronomers:We've found a planet made of diamond

Perhaps the biggest frustration for astronomers is that they can't get to the places that most interest them.

So please imagine the excitement and vexation of skygazers who believe they have discovered a planet that might just be the shiniest piece of bling out there. Reuters paints a picture of astronomers who feel like someone who has just been offered 27 carats over their chocolate pudding.

For there seems to be a planet orbiting tightly around a small star just down the road (in celestial terms) from Earth that is "a massive diamond.

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Ingram2666d ago (Edited 2666d ago )

This just made me imagine a hillbilly violin dance piece and lots of astronaut rednecks with jetpacks and sieves flying towards it.