If you thought the Earth had a plenty supply of the rare diamond rock, you’ve yet to the immensely large diamond planet, J1719-1438. Scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne recently spotted this celestial body that’s so dense, it’s believed to be crystalline carbon — in other words, a ginormous diamond comparable in size to Jupiter. Astrophysicists like Mark Kuchner have theorized (since the ’60s) that carbon-heavy stars can burn out, crystallize and form diamonds under the right pressure.
A white dwarf star spotted in 1992, BPM 37093, had cooled and crystallized over a 12 year period to support this idea — copping the nickname “Lucky” after the Beatles jam. Unfortunately, although astronomers in Australia, Britain and Hawaii have all identified the newly spotted precious planet J1719-1438, they are still unsure if the crystallized carbon rock will be sparkly mountains up close — sorry ladies.