They say that diamonds are forever, and this big diamond may have been around a long, long time. Scientists have announced the discovery of a white dwarf star that is the coldest ever detected. So cold in fact that it’s carbon has crystalized forming a diamond as big as planet Earth. Beyoncé is going to be super excited about the ring she can put on it.
Located 900 million miles from Earth in the constellation Aquarius scientists were able to see the dead diamond star since it orbits with a pulsar- a fast spinning neutron star that shoots out radio waves. However we won’t be mining the “cold” star for its diamonds just yet; it is still 4,892 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is also an actual rocky planet in the Milky Way made of diamonds – which unfortunately also has a surface temperature of 3,900 degrees Fahrenheit. So this really shoves a rock in my space diamonds mining company.
What do you think, will we ever one day be able to mine, giant planet sized diamonds?