Diamond planet – 55 Cancri e

55 Cancri e  is an extrasolar planet orbiting the Sun-like star 55 Cancri A.

An alien planet thought to be made largely of diamond may be less than glittering inside, new research shows. Its mass is about 8.63 Earth masses and its diameter is about twice that of Earth’s.


“This observation helped motivate a paper last year about the innermost planet of the system, the ‘super-Earth’ 55 Cancri e”.

The concept of a diamond planet depends on plenty of carbon. A few years ago, scientists reported that the star at the center of a solar system 40 light-years from our own had a carbon-to-oxygen ratio greater than any planet.


What is the diamond planet worth? The answer: $26.9 nonillion ($26,900,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000).

Napisao: Rino Malbašić