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In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Only recently have scientists been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond.

In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Only recently have scientists been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond.

A STAR'S BIRTH AND DEATH --- In this graphic discover what takes for a star to be born. By Jason Treat and Alexander Stegmaier. Published on March 2014

A STAR'S BIRTH AND DEATH --- In this graphic discover what takes for a star to be born. By Jason Treat and Alexander Stegmaier. Published on March 2014

A 2-billion-year-old rock found in the Sahara desert has been identified as a meteorite from Mars’ crust, and it contains ten times more water than any other Martian meteorite found on Earth. It also contains organic carbon.  Credit: NASA

A 2-billion-year-old rock found in the Sahara desert has been identified as a meteorite from Mars’ crust, and it contains ten times more water than any other Martian meteorite found on Earth. It also contains organic carbon. Credit: NASA

Moon -as big as Mercury - almost a planet itself - responsible of much of life on earth - it holds many secrets of why we are alone in Universe:

Moon -as big as Mercury - almost a planet itself - responsible of much of life on earth - it holds many secrets of why we are alone in Universe:

Comet West 1976 was a spectacular comet, sometimes considered to qualify for the status of "great comet".

Comet West 1976 was a spectacular comet, sometimes considered to qualify for the status of "great comet".

Top 5 Habitable Alien Planets. Liquid water, surface temperature (responsible for water in the liquid form), and presence of chlorophyll are essential for life as we know it.  Perhaps the chlorophyll could be introduced (?)

Top 5 Habitable Alien Planets. Liquid water, surface temperature (responsible for water in the liquid form), and presence of chlorophyll are essential for life as we know it. Perhaps the chlorophyll could be introduced (?)

If other planets were in the place of the moon.

If planets were in the place of the moon…

thedemon-hauntedworld:  Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula sp...

thedemon-hauntedworld: Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula sp...

Who’s visiting who? This chart of solar system exploration shows every robotic space probe currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object… except for the Earth and Sun of course, because there are way to many of those to show on one chart.

Who’s visiting who? This chart of solar system exploration shows every robotic space probe currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object… except for the Earth and Sun of course, because there are way to many of those to show on one chart.

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