April 13, 2021

Cold, dead star crystallized into Earth-sized diamond

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By Megan Gannon, News Editor for Space.com Astronomers aren’t being poetic when they say this star is a diamond. Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers said. […]