Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Big Diamond!

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Diamond star thrills astronomers
Twinkling in the sky is a diamond star of 10 billion trillion trillion carats, astronomers have discovered.

The cosmic diamond is a chunk of crystallised carbon, 4,000 km across, some 50 light-years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus.

Concept image (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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