The planet is called ’55 Cancri e,’ instead of its proper title, ‘BLING!11′

The newly-discovered planet is over twice the size of Earth and orbits a star that is visible to the naked eye. Its mass is eight times greater, as well, which makes sense, given that it’s 1/3 diamond.

Fun Fact: A year on BLING!11 lasts 18 hours, due to its speed.

Funner Fact: Its surface temperature is almost 4,000 degrees F! Should be cooler, what with all that ice….

Funnest Fact: The planet is 230 trillion miles away, so reach for the stars, kids! And if you don’t make it, it’s probably because you starved to death before you were even a fraction of the way there!

It was discovered by a U.S.-Franco research team, which is a research team made up of U.S. researchers and James Franco. I made that Franco part up.

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  1. Dylan Boyle says:

    Doctor Who called diamond planets exist and nothing can live on them… except what ever it was that took over that person

  2. is it called Midnight and orbiting a sun that puts off lepton radiation?

  3. imissnewspapers says:

    Now all we need is a Death Star*.

    *In the Expanded Universe, The Death Star was originally conceived as an interplanetary mining station.

  4. April says:

    Yes, I’m surprised that Soucefed did not pick up on the Doctor Who connection, and that this planet is OBVIOUSLY Midnight, and should officially be named as such. :P

  5. Jenny Byrne says:

    Haha, love the “proper title” you gave, Elliott!

  6. eberanaya says:

    This is so cool! oops I starved to death…

  7. Brittany says:

    If you want to know what life on Midnight is like, just watch Doctor Who 4×11. Allons-y!

  8. Imagine finding this in Minecraft…

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  10. Tyler Lochan says:

    Midnight? Is that you?

  11. It’s crazy and it will shine on…

  12. wizdom833 says:

    Ya’ll crack me up!! That is greatness. It is sad to hear about all the cool ass planets everywhere knowing we will never get to touch one of them :(