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Planet Made of Diamond Discovered

Astronomers have spotted a planet running around a small star which seems to be made of diamond. It lies 4000 lightyears away from earth. Scientists got the hunch of it being made of diamond by the fact that it is the denser of any planets known so far, primarily because of huge carbon content which is in crystalline form (diamond). ... Read More »

Giant Star Discovered: 265 Times Bigger Than Sun

In Tarantula Nebula in the large Magellanic cloud, a galaxy which is a neighbour to our milky way, a huge star is shining which is the brightest and biggest star known yet. At a distance of 165,000 lightyears, this star known as R136a1 is 265 times as massive as our solar system’s sun and a 10 million times brighter than ... Read More »