Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×
Space

+ - Diamond Star 1 billion trillion trillion carats->

tclas writes: 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.

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Diamond Star 1 billion trillion trillion carats

Comments Filter:

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

Working...