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Carbon-rich alien planets could be made of diamonds



This visualization shows a carbon-rich planet with a high concentration of diamond and silica. (Image credit: Shim / ASU / Vecteezy)

Some distant alien planets may be made of diamondssay researchers.

Under the right conditions such as the presence of water heat and pressure, exoplanets with high concentrations of carbon could turn into diamonds, researchers found in a new study. These exoplanets could also form silica, an oxide of silicon found as quartz in nature, the researchers added.


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