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Astronomers discover Earth-sized diamond-encrusted white dwarf

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posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 04:02 AM
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Stars are usually unfathomably hot objects fueled by a nuclear inferno that can only be extinguished when it runs its course, but astronomers have detected an elusive object that doesn’t come close to fitting that description. A white dwarf star 900 light years away might be the coldest star ever found in the cosmos. Hovering near a much larger pulsar, this ancient stellar remnant has a temperature of less than 3,000 K, or about 2,700 degrees Celsius. That’s cooler than an industrial acetylene torch. It’s so old that it has crystallized into what is essentially a Earth-sized diamond, and it was surprisingly difficult to spot.

Astronomers discover Earth-sized diamond-encrusted white dwarf





Absolutely spectacular, just thought I would bring this article to the attention of my fellow ATS members.

I wonder how many carats that thing contains? Lots i imagine.
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posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 04:23 AM
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Just wow. That is one big diamond. So I wonder if there are planets made of solid gold or silver or platinum?

If there are then why the hell would the annunaki have to take ours lol.


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posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo

who cares about gold world or silver world what everyone wants to know is where is bacon word along with beer world



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 06:06 AM
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twinkle, twinkle, little star,
how I wonder what you are.
up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky.



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
twinkle, twinkle, little star,
how I wonder what you are.
up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky.


I think you may be on to something huge, ...

or... not.



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 07:29 AM
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Technically speaking, a white dwarf isn't a star but a stellar remnant (other stellar remnants include neutron stars and black holes). A true star has thermonuclear reactions still going on inside it. Brown dwarfs are considered sub-stellar objects.

I didn't know Carbon can crystallize into diamond at such big temperatures!

It isn't the first time a "diamond star" has been found. Diamond star thrills astronomers



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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A new space race? In the future maybe?
A diamond to kill for one day!



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 07:39 AM
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So where do I sign up for an excursion that returns in time for Valentines day? One trip should set me for life in that dept., eh?



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 09:08 AM
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Hopefully if we ever manage to travel the 900 odd light years to PSR J2222-0137 humanity will be beyond squabbling over crystallized carbon. Probably not all the same.

They could be doing with changing the name, PSR J2222-0137 does not exactly role of the tongue.



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posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: RP2SticksOfDynamite

Hopefully if we ever manage to travel the 900 odd light years to PSR J2222-0137 humanity will be beyond squabbling over crystallized carbon. Probably not all the same.

They could be doing with changing the name, PSR J2222-0137 does not exactly role of the tongue.





Diamentia springs to mind.



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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"Up above the sky so high, like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are..."



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
a reply to: alienjuggalo

who cares about gold world or silver world what everyone wants to know is where is bacon word along with beer world


Don't know about a Bacon world (I'm WITH you on that one!), but as far as a "Beer World":

Astronomers Find Alcohol Cloud Spanning 288 Billion Miles



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 03:57 AM
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The future is going to be so beautiful, if we do not kill ourselves trying to get there.

I wish I could view the white dwarf, in person. It's inspiring.



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: JadeStar

Or Lucy, in the sky, with diamonds.




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