Planet May Have Diamond Mountains

first_imgAll right, we’ve done pretty much all we’ll have do with the moon, right? Walked around it, played some golf–what’s next on the space exploration list? Might I suggest thee planet filled with diamonds?Scientists have located a carbon-rich planet they believe may be housing literal diamond mountains. “It’s remarkable,” astrophysicist Nikku Madhusudhan said in an interview “It’s the first time we’re getting a good look at the carbon-to-oxygen ratio of planets.”The planet, WASP-12b, is located in the Auriga constellation, 1,200 light years away. The planet is 1.8 times larger than Jupiter. A combination of heavy carbon concentrations and a temperature of around 4199 degrees Fahrenheit lead scientists to believe that the planet may house mountains of diamonds in its core.last_img