In 2012, scientists announced they’d found a planet, 55 Cancri e, that was made out of diamond. The idea was based on estimates of the planet’s size and density.
What planet is filled with diamonds?
In 2012, scientists announced they had discovered an exoplanet twice the size of Earth believed to be made largely of diamond. Astronomers said the rocky planet, called 55 Cancri e, was likely covered in graphite and diamond, rather than water and granite.
How much is the planet made of diamonds worth?
The Diamond Planet is estimated to be worth $26.9 nonillion (26.9 plus 30 zeros) which makes the Diamond Planet worth 384 quadrillion times as much as planet Earth’s GDP ($70 trillion), according to Forbes. Get Uinterview’s FREE iPhone App For Daily News Updates here.
Where is diamond planet located?
(See “‘Diamond’ Planet Found; May Be Stripped Star.”) At only 40 light-years away, in the northern constellation Cancer, the gemlike planet sits relatively near Earth. In dark skies, 55 Cancri e’s host star is clearly visible to the naked eye. (See gem pictures.)
How far is the diamond planet from Earth?
A Suitcase-Sized Satellite Has Spotted A ‘Diamond Planet’ 40 Light-Years Away.
Do planets like Earth exist?
The mediocrity principle suggests that planets like Earth should be common in the Universe, while the Rare Earth hypothesis suggests that they are extremely rare. The thousands of exoplanetary star systems discovered so far are profoundly different from the Solar System, supporting the Rare Earth Hypothesis.
Is there a planet made out of water?
Earth is the only known planet to have bodies of liquid water on its surface. Europa is thought to have subsurface liquid water. Scientists hypothesize that Europa’s hidden ocean is salty, tidal, and causes its ice surface to move, resulting in large fractures which are clearly visible in the above image.