Pulsar PSR J1719-1438 & The Diamond Planet
0 comment Tuesday, April 1, 2014 |
Pulsars are made when a star collapses, as they are a particular type of neutron star.
The pulsars are highly magnetized, and emit a beam of electromagnetic radiation.
This pulsar in particular is extremely dense, as it is only 12 miles across but has a mass that is 1.4 times that of our sun.
Orbiting around this pulsar is a large planet, five times the size of earth and 3,000 times larger than the pulsar itself. The high-pressured environment in which this planet exists, caused the carbon to crystallise in to diamond.

This information makes me a feel sick. How can something that is only 12 miles across have a mass that surpasses that of our sun?! Eesh.

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