An illustration of an asteroid breaking up in space. Scientists have found the first hard evidence of a large and ancient protoplanet embedded in extraterrestrial diamonds that fell to Earth about 10 years ago. Photo: Reuters

Space diamonds on Earth prove existence of lost planet from solar system’s chaotic early days

The tiny gems they were discovered inside a small asteroid that slammed into the atmosphere over the Nubian Desert in northeastern Sudan in October 2008

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An illustration of an asteroid breaking up in space. Scientists have found the first hard evidence of a large and ancient protoplanet embedded in extraterrestrial diamonds that fell to Earth about 10 years ago. Photo: Reuters
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