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    Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    CBC News - Technology & Science - Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    Reporting in the journal Nature, Nikku Madhusudhan and colleagues from Princeton University say the planet WASP-12B has an atmosphere with equal parts carbon and oxygen.

    Madhusudhan said that's double the ratio of carbon to oxygen seen in planets in our solar system, and has implications for the planet's internal structure.
    "The high carbon-to-oxygen ratio indicates a carbide or diamond interior rather than the silicate geology of the Earth," he said.
    Madhusudhan said the planet's atmosphere is abundant in carbon monoxide, and has considerably more methane and less water than would be expected for a planet of this temperature in our solar system.


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    Re: Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    De Beers is presently building a rocket.


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    Re: Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    Ice Road Truckers would be interstellar!



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    Re: Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    Well, I think we have the plot to the sequel to "Avatar."



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    Re: Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    who cares? man-made diamonds rule.



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    Re: Carbon-rich planet may have diamond core

    They use to think that planet was a star. I bought one of those name a star deals for an ex girlfriend and it happens to be this exact one, sooooo technically it's mine so hands off.



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