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Scientists Discover Planet Made of Diamond

October 12, 2012
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A group of American and French scientists have discovered a planet that's likely to be a third made of diamond in a nearby solar system.

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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamonds

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Buzz60 (Oct. 12, 2012) — Scientists have discovered that a giant planet about 40 lite years away is made up completely of diamonds. The Diamond Planet is officially known as 55 Cancri e and is about twice the size of Earth. Astronomers say that the diamond makeup could lead to some interesting seismic activity.
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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA (July 12, 2013) — Caleb: It turns out what we discover ends up leading us to new questions. Molly :The Mariner 4 mission was the first to take us to mars, and in doing so, changed everything we thought we knew about the red planet. Dr. Jim Garvin: There is this mystery of Mars. Mars is unavoidably special. Dr. Nicky Fox: The red planet, it's so often visible in the sky that, you know, you feel like it's just over there. Dr. Ralph McNutt: Mars has been subject of a lot of speculation for a long number of years.
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Astronomers Discover Planet-Eating Star

Astronomers Discover Planet-Eating Star

Newsy (Aug. 22, 2012) — A team of five scientists discover a planet-eating star with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Researchers believe Earth could have the same fate.
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Supervolcano Found on Mars

Supervolcano Found on Mars

Buzz60 (Oct. 23, 2013) — NASA and scientists at the Planetary Science Institute are saying they've found the first supervolcano on another planet. They're calling their discovery Edin Patera and it's on Mars. It's big enough to have affected Mars' atmosphere for years. If it erupted, or if there were several volcanoes active at the same time, they collectively could have made a major impact on the red planet. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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