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December 08, 2010
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From http://www.hindustantimes.com/Diamond-studded-planet-discovered/Article1-636207.aspx


Astronomers led by Indian American Nikku Madhusudhan have discovered a giant planet with an atmosphere and core dominated by carbon, raising the prospect that diamond-studded stars may exist. Madhusudan, a Banaras Hindu University (BHU) alumnus now at Princeton University, New Jersey, and his colleagues have observed that an extremely hot planet discovered last year has more carbon than oxygen - a feature never observed on a planet until now.

Also reported at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8190005/Diamonds-could-be-as-common-as-sand-on-some-planets.html

Dr. Madhusudan is a graduate of the 2002 batch of Mining Engg from IT-BHU. We congratulate him on this achievement. His homepage is at http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~nmadhu/Nikku_Madhusudhan/Home.html

1 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 s.r.swain said:

Congrats.Remarkable achievement.

January 15, 2011 4:09 PM

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