Diamond made planet

The discovery of a small spinning stars quickly or known as pulsars have caused astronomers to detect a planetary companion, early estimates of the planet may be made from diamonds. This is the second time found a planet orbiting around a pulsar. The first planetary system outside our solar system have been discovered around a pulsar was discovered in 1992.

An international team of researchers led by Professor Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of technology in Melbourne has published their findings in the journal Science. Fellow researcher Dr Willem van Straten, also from Swinburne, say that this is a kind of pulsar milliseconds (MSP), so named because turning thousands of times per second, detected in the Milky Way galaxy with the Parkes radio telescope.

According to van Straten, to date, they have found about 20 millisecond pulsar (MSP) in the Survey Universe the Time resolution is high. All of them are in binary systems where there are planets orbiting around one object to another, but according to them only this one has a companion with a notice of the planet is estimated to be like diamonds. With a very great density and diameter of about 20 kilometers.

More information on pulsar collected by two other radio telescopes, one in the United Kingdom and the other in Hawaii. Observers there revealed that a small planet orbiting the pulsar every 2.2 hours.

The possibility of the body of the planet is the part that is left of a once massive stars which have lost 99.9 percent of the original mass and mass five times larger than the mass of the Earth. But, although only about 20 kilometers in diameter, the planet has a minimum mass slightly larger than Jupiter.

The density of this planet-forming material indicated that it must have been a kind of Crystal, and most of the framers of this planet might be similar to diamonds. Analysts also calculate that the distance between planets and pulsar diamond is about 600,000 kilometers, 1.5 times the distance between Earth and moon orbiting the pulsar as well as very fast. Both located around 4000 light years away in the constellation of Sepens (snake) from our Earth.