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    "......Mountains Of Diamonds."

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    "......Mountains Of Diamonds."

    Post by islandgrl on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:23 pm

    WASP-12b, a gas giant about 871 light-years from Earth, seems to have an unusually large amount of carbon in its atmosphere. Diamonds form when carbon is compressed at extremely high temperatures.

    The high amount of carbon in the planet's atmosphere suggests that its solid core could be full of diamonds, rather than the silicon- and oxygen-rich materials on Earth.

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