STRANGE PLANETS #1: 55 cancri e. A planet made of diamonds?

#1 55 cancri e carbon planet

55 cancri e is one among numerous exo planets in distant space.  It’s mass is about 8.63 times larger than Earth. It was discovered on august 30 2004. It orbits a “sun like” star. But, it recieves a lot of radiation from it’s star. That is just enough to rise it temperature to approximately 1,700 degrees celsius or 3,100 degrees fahrenheit. This temperature is hot enough to melt a metal like iron.

Another fascinating thing about this planet is that, the most abundant element on it is “carbon”.  It has more carbon than oxygen. Carbon is the 4th most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen, helium and oxygen.

That’s the reason its called a “carbon planet”.

Now, for the most amazing part, when you put all of these things together. Carbon, high temperature, high pressure…?

YES, DIAMONDS. This planet is filled with diamonds on over the place.

The diamonds on the planet are totally estimated to worth around “$26.9 NONILLION”. It’s this number :  “$ 26,900,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000”.

Digest that.

It’s more than enough to crash earth’s diamond market!!

Strange right ? Techvorilla will be coming up with some even stranger planets  as a series.

Thank you for reading!



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