The largest diamond in the cosmos is not found on Earth. In reality, it is a white dwarf star called BPM 37093 or V886 Centauri. An “extinct” or “dead” star is a white dwarf star. Diamond-shaped V886 Centauri floats in outer space. The white dwarf star’s core is thought to be a 10-billion-trillion-trillion-carat diamond.
The star V886 Centauri, which is 50 light-years away from the Earth, is located in the constellation Centaurus. It is a continuously pulsing, vividly blazing light. To determine the star’s internal makeup, the pulsations were observed.
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 kilometres.
Over ninety percent of the mass of V886 Centauri has already solidified, according to scientists. The star V886 Centauri has been dubbed “Lucy” in honour 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.