Comments for: Diamond stars

Posted May 21, 2011, at 6:03 p.m.
Last modified May 22, 2011, at 1:54 p.m.

 A few years ago some astronomers announced some curious things they had learned about the white dwarf star BPM 37093, about 50 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus. The core of BPM 37093, they said, appears to be a diamond weighing about 10 billion trillion trillion carats. How in the world …

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