A Diamond In The Sky [awesome astronomy]

50 lightyears from Earth in the constellation Centaurus lies the burned out corpse of a star named BPM 37093. Nicknamed “Lucy” after the Beatles song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds it is the largest possible diamond ever discovered. In fact, the heart of the dead white dwarf star weighs in at 10 billion trillion trillion carats. That should make your woman jealous.

Source: [SpaceToday.org] and [BBC News]

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