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Yale finds diamond planet

A planet twice the size of Earth orbiting a nearby star, just 40 light years away, appears to have a surface covered in graphite and diamond. The planet dubbed “55 Cancri e” orbits the binary star 55 Cancri, which is located in the constellation of Cancer, Yale scientists have reported.

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