If anyone ever promised to give you the sun, the moon and the stars, ask him to teach BPM 37093. The core of this burned-out stars with nothing saying the name of the diamond, weighing 1,034 carats. Its diameter — about 4 miles away, said Travis Metcalfe of the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard. This diamond — a massive chunk of crystallized carbon, located about 500 trillion miles away from Earth in the constellation Centaurus. Our galaxy's largest diamond hidden inside a white dwarf, a dead star.
Researchers have long suspected that the white dwarfs may be crystallized, but only recently have they been able to test this hypothesis.
News.Battery.Ru — Accumulator News, 16-02-2004 11:50