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A really big diamond

05 Jan 2007

Astronomer’s found a diamond about 4000 km across.

Pretty cool. I like the last two paragraphs.

Astronomers expect our Sun will become a white dwarf when it dies 5 billion years from now. Some two billion years after that, the Sun’s ember core will crystallise as well, leaving a giant diamond in the centre of the solar system.

Our Sun will become a diamond that truly is forever,” says Metcalfe.

Let’s not mention the fact that we’ll all be really really dead.