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A diamond planet?

Distant, carbon-rich world could contain one-third its weight in gems that are relatively rare on Earth A planet orbiting a distant star is probably unlike any of the hundreds yet discovered. Scientists say that about one-third of this incredibly hot, barren world — larger than Earth — could be made from diamonds. The planet, known as 55 Cancri e, is …

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