Thursday, July 19, 2007


Isn't astronomy great?

I love this BBC report about a 10 billion trillion trillion carat diamond, at least twice as wide as the Moon, called "Lucy". I find the idea quite amazing that suns like ours will, eventually, die and leave behind a massive chunk of compressed carbon. Unfortunately this is only the heart of the dwarf star so there would be 100s of kilometers of detritus around the diamond anyway so you wouldn't be able to see it.

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