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A diamond star that is 10 billion trillion trillion carats

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posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:02 AM
Diamond star thrills astronomers

By Dr David Whitehouse
BBC News Online science editor

A diamond that is almost forever
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.

It's the compressed heart of an old star that was once bright like our Sun but has since faded and shrunk.

Astronomers have decided to call the star "Lucy" after the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:05 AM
That's amazing.

"You would need a jeweller's loupe the size of the Sun to grade this diamond,"

Wow. Talk about massive!

posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:07 AM
DaTruth, did you search here on ATS for this story? Its a great find. But is about a month late.

posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:24 AM
Yeah, I think theres 1 or two other posts with that topic. try reading some of those posts...

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