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Scientists Believe New Super-Earth May Be Rich in Rubies and Sapphires

Who knows how much resources our planet still contains especially with the excessive mining and harvesting of precious stones and minerals from the earth. But, it seems we may have a possible alternative source and it's not on Earth.

A newfound kind of super-Earth alien planet might glitter with rubies and sapphires, a new study finds.
Scientists conducting previous research have often thought of super-Earths as rich in iron, much like Earth. However, Dorn and her colleagues suggest this new type of super-Earth is loaded with calcium and aluminum, as well as minerals rich in these elements, including sapphires and rubies.

Read more on Space.

(Image credit: Thibaut Roger)


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"Here at NASA we need our funding to continue after the Baby Boomers are gone. What are some things we can say to get millenials on board? It's gotta be superficial, and lots of colors."

"ok i got an idea"
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