Diamond star thrills astronomers
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, 1,500 km across, some 50 light-years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus.
Astronomers have decided to call the star “Lucy,” after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Somewhere John Lennon, who wrote the lyrics, is smiling…