Astronomers Discover The Largest Natural Diamond In The Universe And Weighs 10 Billion Trillion Trillion Carats

The universe's biggest diamond is not situated on the planet Earth.

It is really a white dwarf star known as V886 Centauri or BPM 37093. A white dwarf star is called an "extinct" or "dead" star.

V886 Centauri is a diamond that floats in space. The diamond is believed to weigh 10 billion trillion trillion carats and is the core of the white dwarf star.

V886 Centauri is situated in the constellation Centaurus and is 50 light-years distant from the Earth. It is a brilliantly glowing light that pulses continuously. The pulsations were monitored to establish the inner composition of the star.

Carbon and oxygen make up the majority of the star's composition, but scientists researching the star's innards found that it includes carbon that has formed into a gigantic diamond. As the white dwarf star cools and its material crystallizes from the core outward, diamonds form. The star has a diameter of 4000 kilometers.

Over ninety percent of the mass of V886 Centauri has already solidified, according to scientists.

The star V886 Centauri has been dubbed "Lucy" in honor of the Beatles' classic Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

According to astronomers, it is the biggest diamond in the universe and serves as proof of the Solar System's destiny. According to scientists, our Sun might die in five billion years and transform into a white dwarf star. It is quite probable that it will likewise transform into a diamond-like V886 Centauri.

Reference(s): UniverseToday

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