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Scientists have discovered that tiny diamonds found inside a meteorite show signs of originating in a lost planet – one that dates back to the earliest days of the Solar System.

This amazing finding could help us figure out one of the most enduring questions of astronomy, that of the formation of planets.

According to researchers from the École Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne, the diamonds from an asteroid called Almahata Sitta, which fell into the Nubian desert in October 2008, formed at pressures consistent with early Solar System protoplanets.

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