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Planets made of diamond may be hanging out in the cosmos

Researchers theorize that, under the right conditions, carbon-rich exoplanets could generate huge quantities of diamonds beneath their surface. The recipe including heat, pressure, carbon, water, and time results in diamonds, and some planets >>

‘Hot Jupiter’ exoplanets are super weird

In the hunt for planets outside of our own solar system, scientists have spotted a number of interesting planet types that we simply don’t have in our neck of the cosmic woods. So-called >>

There may be a hidden planet orbiting a nearby star

Besides the Sun, the nearest star to Earth is a big flaming orb known as Proxima Centauri. As far as we know, there’s at least one planet orbiting the star, which astronomers have >>