Diamond Planet, fiction or reality?
• The Diamond Planet, fiction or reality?
Not so long ago it became known that scientists new planet was found. The find was discovered in the constellation of Cancer. According to reports, the celestial body is completely covered with diamonds. Also, scientists believe that the discovered planet is almost twice the size of Earth.
But the inquisitive eyes of astronomers was fascinated not so much the size of the new planet, as the surface feature. So, in the course of ongoing investigations revealed that the planet - "55Cancri e" is completely littered with diamonds and graphite. Which automatically makes her one of the richest identified by the celestial bodies.
By the way, the planets orbit "55Cancri e" around the star, which is fairly easy to see from the Earth without special tools. The very same "55Cancri e" is forty light-years from Earth in the constellation of Cancer.
Surprisingly, this planet, besides also one of the hottest planets discovered earlier. Approximate surface temperature of about 1650 degrees Celsius. And it moves in its orbit incredibly fast. So, its planetary year is almost eighteen hours.
According to scientists, this speed and features of its surface due to a sufficiently small distance from its star. By the way, "55Cancri e" - not the first diamond planet discovered by astronomers. It was already "finds" and to her. Feature "55Cancri e" in the fact that it was her star very similar to our sun.