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In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Only recently have scientists been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond.

In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Only recently have scientists been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond.

35 Astounding And Uplifting Facts About The Universe ~another wonderful mind blowing fact about our beautiful universe...I love it!

35 Astounding And Uplifting Facts About The Universe ~another wonderful mind blowing fact about our beautiful universe...I love it!

A loop of plasma four times the size of the Earth erupts from the Sun. | 32 Mesmerising GIFs That Will Make You Fall In Love With Science

A loop of plasma four times the size of the Earth erupts from the Sun. | 32 Mesmerising GIFs That Will Make You Fall In Love With Science

Astronomy Lesson: Know Your Nebulae. "The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands, day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they display knowledge

Astronomy Lesson: Know Your Nebulae. "The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands, day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they display knowledge

Also known as the Tarantula nebula, 30 Doradus is a region of the Large Magellanic Cloud and is one of the most active areas of star formation in the night sky. -  Image: UT/CTIO Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey [high-resolution] - Caption: Wired Science

Also known as the Tarantula nebula, 30 Doradus is a region of the Large Magellanic Cloud and is one of the most active areas of star formation in the night sky. - Image: UT/CTIO Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey [high-resolution] - Caption: Wired Science

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a meteor and a meteorite or an asteroid, meteoroid or comet? Here are the answers to all your questions regarding Meteor Terminology by Vincent Perlerin for AMS.

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a meteor and a meteorite or an asteroid, meteoroid or comet? Here are the answers to all your questions regarding Meteor Terminology by Vincent Perlerin for AMS.

ESO image of the beautiful blue nebula M78. M78 Wallpaper (by sjrankin)

ESO image of the beautiful blue nebula M78. M78 Wallpaper (by sjrankin)