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"Diamond rain" falls on Saturn and Jupiter


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So... Saturn is a girl's best friend?

A compacted star in the constellation Centaurus, too!

Twinkling in the sky is a diamond star of 10 billion trillion trillion carats, astronomers have discovered.

The cosmic diamond is a chunk of crystallised carbon, 4,000 km across, some 50 light-years from the Earth....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3492919.stm

10 billion trillion trillion carats. Wow.

think how long it would take to shape and carve it into a shaped diamond!

A long, long time. Then again, we have all the time in the universe. 

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