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Saturday, April 30, 2005

      Reaching the stars for her (literally)

Well thats what you will have to do if you want to gift the galaxy's largest diamond to the woman in your life. This cosmic diamond is a chunk of crystallized carbon 50 light-years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus. It is 2,500 miles across and weighs 5 million trillion trillion pounds, which translates to approximately 10 billion trillion trillion carats, or a one followed by 34 zeros. Damn!

diamond star
A diamond that is almost forever

"You would need a jeweler's loupe the size of the Sun to grade this diamond!"

Astronomers refer to it as 'Lucy' after the Beatles song 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'

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