The Largest Diamond in the Galaxy: 10 Billion Trillion Trillion Carats

Astronomer Travis Metcalfe and colleagues discovered the largest diamond ever floating happily in space:

Astronomers discovered the largest diamond of all times in space. The weight of the precious stone reportedly makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats or five million trillion trillion pounds).

The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter. The stone is located at a distance
of 50 light years from Earth, in the Constellation Centaurus.

Scientists believe that the diamond is the heart of an extinct star that used to shine like the Sun. Astronomers have already dubbed the space diamond as Lucy in a tribute to the Beatles song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.’

Link - via Cellar IotD

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It's worth nothing, absolutly nothing. Harvesting that, would devalue diamonds so much that instead of buying gravel for your driveway, you'd use diamonds. The only thing that much diamond would be good for would be industrial uses, same with the asteroid in our system that has the surface area equivalent to texas and contains more prescious metals within 30 meteres of the surface than have ever been or will be harvested on this planet.
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beneath all of this, Kay Jewlers, Staffords, and Jared are all drooling and rubbing their hands together schemingly. the sad part is that we've already put a monetary value on it. everthing is for sale here on earth. think we should just go ahead and convert to our intergalactic currency?
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