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University of Arizona

Artist's Impression of the Super-Earth

Caption: In the sky with diamonds? A so-called super-earth, planet 55 Cancri e was believed to be the first known planet to consist largely of diamond, due in part to the high carbon-to-oxygen ratio of its host star.

Credit: Haven Giguere/Yale University/NASA

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