Did The First Life In The Universe Emerge On Diamond Planets?


Carbon planets are “eccentric” worlds; strange animals inhabiting a planetary zoo belonging to the families of stars far beyond our Sun. Extremely dark, whimsical, rocky and very carbon-rich. Some planetary scientists suggest that at least a third of the mass of the carbon planet is made up of diamonds. Although our own Earth consists of silicate rocks, an iron core and a thin layer of water and life, worlds like ours may not be the first planets in the universe to inhabit living beings. In June 2016, astronomers speculated that the first potentially habitable alien worlds that formed in space were perhaps these strange planets made of black diamond. A new study suggests that the birth of a planet in the Old Universe could create carbon planets consisting of graphite, carbides and diamonds, and that astronomers could detect these distant diamonds in the sky, looking for a rare class of stars.

“This work shows that even stars with very small carbon in our solar system can contain planets,” Natalie Mashian said in a June 7, 2016, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) press release. Mashian is the lead author of the study and a graduate student at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The early universe consisted mainly of hydrogen and helium. The ancient cosmos has been virtually unalidable by chemical elements such as carbon and oxygen, much needed for the origin and evolution of life as we know it. Only after the birth of the first stars, emitting a dark and gloomy universe with their bright flame of fairy light, life was able to mysteriously arise from strange cradles consisting of inanimate substances. When the first generation of stars flew to pieces as a result of strong supernova explosions, they sowed a second generation of stars with elements that could give rise to the formation of the planet – giving life as we know it.

Carbon planets are distant alien worlds in which carbon is greater than oxygen. Dr. Mark Kuchner (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center) and Dr. Sarah Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) coined the term for these hypothetical exoplanets in 2005, based on Dr. Katerina Lodders’s assumption that the colossus of Jupiter was formed from a carbon nucleus. Previous studies of high-carbon exoplanets with oxygen were conducted by Dr. Bruce Fegley (University of Washington in St. Louis) and the late Dr. Alastair Cameron (Harvard University) in 1987. Many planetary scientists believe that carbon-containing planets can be born if the surrounding protoplanetary accretion disk of a young star is rich in carbon and poor oxygen. These black diamonds in the sky will not develop in the same way as Venus, Earth and Mars, which are mostly composed of silicon-oxygen compounds. This theory is based on reliable scientific ideas and has received wide support from scientists. Different planetary systems have different ratios of carbon to oxygen, and planets in our solar system are best described as “oxygen planets.” Currently, there are two potential unconfirmed discoveries of carbon planets: PSR J1719-1438 b, discovered on August 25, 2011, and 55 Cancri e. Exoplanet 55 Cancri e was discovered hovering (during flight) above the blinding face of its parent star 55 Cancri- the sparkling inhabitant of the constellation Cancer, about 40 light-years away. The solar system. 55 Cancri is a particularly bright star, and its dazzling light has allowed astronomers to learn about its potentially carbon-rich planet. Transit events allowed astronomers to determine the chemical composition of 55 Cancri e.

Dark diamonds in the sky

The first batch of exoplanets was discovered in 1992. Since then, thousands of planets belonging to stellar families other than our Sun have been discovered by planet hunter astronomers.

From the hot gas giants of Jupiter, very tightly clinging to their mother stars in narrow, uneven orbits, to other gas giants that wandered far from their birthplace, to carbon planets with exotic chemistry, to the second generation of planets born around the stellar spirit. astronomers have certainly learned to expect the unexpected. This is because their findings over and over again refute their expectations. So far, we have no evidence that life exists outside the Earth, but that does not mean that it is not there.

Dr. Alexander Wolszyan, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University, discovered planets beyond our sun for the first time in history. At the end of the 20th century, Dr. Wolszczak included radio transmissions from a millisecond compact pulsar located about 1,300 light-years from Earth. The parental pulsar, called PSR B1257 q 12, is a small, very dense inhabitant of the constellation Virgo and, like white dwarf stars – remnants of sun-like dead stars – they are ghostly remnants of once hydrogen life. burning star in the main sequence, which is still present on the chart of the stellar evolution of Hertzsprung-Russell. However, in the case of the pulsar, the ancestor star was much more massive than our Sun. The pulsar is a small ball with a diameter of 12 to 20 miles, that’s all that’s left of the once massive star that died in the blazing fury of a supernova explosion that tore it apart. Pulsars contain up to 1,000,000,000 tons of substance tightly compressed into a sphere the size of a city like Dallas. Pulsar is a newborn rotating neutron star, and the density of these strange stellar corpses is about 1,000,000 times greater than the density of water.

Finally, it was found that the PSR B1257 q 12 is surrounded by a family of several strange planets. Pulsar planets are thought to be rocky bodies similar to our own planet, but that’s where the similarities end. Pulsar planets, unlike our Earth, can not cling to the atmosphere. In fact, these are hostile, bald and dangerous worlds, constantly gripped by deadly radiation emanating from their star-studded spirits.


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