Planet Made of Diamond Discovered

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM EDT

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Planet Made of Diamond Discovered

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM EDT

A new study suggests that a newly discovered alien planet that formed from a dead star is likely made of diamond due to its super-high pressure, according to a story on Space.com.

The planet is about five times the size of Earth, and orbits a rapidly pulsing neutron star.

Read the Space.com report HERE.