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. The Beatles, 50 Lights, 10 Billion, Lights Years, Diamonds Stars, Stars Burning, White Dwarfs, Earth, Diamonds Planets
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.
Humility: Andromeda’s actual size, not accounting for the fact it is 2.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS away, compared with the moon's 238,000 MILES away. It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars... And some on earth delude themselves that they are the center of Everything.
Sirius A and B.. Sirius B is a first discovered and closest to the Earth white dwarf. It is a small companion of Sirius A, the brightest star in the sky, with which it forms a dual system. Its distance from Earth is 8.6 light years, and its apparent brightness is about magnitude 8.
The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Sleeping Beauty Galaxy; designated M64) absorbed a satellite galaxy that collided with it, perhaps more than one billion years ago. Active formation of new stars is occurring in the shear region where the oppositely rotating gases collide, are compressed, and contract. It is approximately 17 million light years from Earth. The inner region has a radius of only approximately 3,000 light-years, while the outer section extends another 40,000 light-years.