Scientists are looking for planets on one side where there is a possibility of life. There can also be planets which are made of diamonds. Stars like the sun, which have low carbon and oxygen ratios, are usually circled by planets (exo-planets) that contain water and granite, diamonds less. However, stars that have a high carbon ratio also have high carbon on the orbiting planets, and if the right conditions, this carbon can turn into diamonds.
Model designed in this way
To test this theory, scientists placed a sample of silicon carbide under heavy pressure and heat in water and found that silicon carbide turned into diamond and silica. The lead author of this study, Harrison Allen-Sutter of Arizona State University, along with his team sampled the internal structure of these planets. Diamonds and anvil cells were used in this. This cell consists of single crystal diamonds of two color quality.
No possibility of life on diamond planets
However, there is no possibility of life on such planets as there is no geological activity here. There is also no atmosphere here. However, the discovery of such planets may prove to be important for other missions in the coming times. Earlier in 2012, a planet named 55 Cancri A was discovered which was made of diamonds and granite.