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Astronomers Discover 'Earth-size Diamond in Space'

Astronomers say they’ve discovered “an Earth-size diamond in space.”   The white dwarf star, some 900 million light-years away, could be the coldest and faintest such star detected.   “It’s a really remarkable object,” said David Kaplan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who led a team of researchers, in a statement. Kaplan and his team discovered this stellar gem using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Green Bank Telescope and Very Long Baseline...

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