Thursday, May 17
There’s a 4000km wide diamond in our galaxy!
The gigantic piece of bling was discovered by scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It’s 50 light years away from Earth and is in the constellation centaurus. The diamond was created by a star that, instead of exploding in a supernova, compressed itself into a white dwarf star.
The 10 billion trillion trillion diamond formed in the center of the star. Scientists have predicted that one day this could happen to our sun. "Our Sun will become a diamond that truly is forever," said Travis Metcalfe, the leader of the team that discovered it.