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Earth-size diamond! Heigh-ho heigh-ho and off to space we go...
06-25-2014, 02:33 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Remarkable white dwarf star possibly coldest, dimmest ever detected

Date:
June 23, 2014

Source:
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Summary:
Astronomers have identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming -- in effect -- an Earth-size diamond in space. The object in this new study is likely the same age as the Milky Way, approximately 11 billion years old.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...131333.htm
06-25-2014, 02:38 AM #2
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Quote: Scientific evidence indicates that white dwarf stars have a core of crystallized carbon and oxygen nuclei. The largest of these found in the universe so far, BPM 37093, is located 50 light-years (4.7×1014 km) away in the constellation Centaurus. A news release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics described the 2,500-mile (4,000 km)-wide stellar core as a diamond. It was referred to as Lucy, after the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond

06-25-2014, 02:43 AM #3
j browsing Member
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an earth sized diamond yay.gifyay.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
06-25-2014, 02:44 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Let's go fetch it so we can crash the price of diamonds for shits and giggles
06-25-2014, 03:23 AM #5
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I wonder if a Black Hole or a Super Massive Black Hole would be powerful enough to rip apart and consume a Diamond Planet or a Diamond Star like wow?! (*-*)



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