Thursday, February 13, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: The Diamond Planet

1438b is the most fascinating of cosmic objects.  Its sun is a neutron star.  A neutron star is a stellar object that has amazing mass (at least one and a half times as massive as our sun) but is incredibly small (approximately 12 miles in diameter).  This star is so heavy that, on Earth, a teaspoon of its stellar material would weigh about a billion tons (yowza!).  The immense intensity of this star has literally turned it's lone orbiting carbon-cored planet (a planet that is 3000 times the size of its sun) into a space-faring diamond.  Pretty cool, huh?

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  1. Men grow cold
    As girls grow old,
    And we all lose our charms in the end.

    But square-cut or pear-shaped,
    These rocks don't lose their shape.
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

  2. Cavities can crop up anywhere on a diamond, including the crown, pavilion or girdle. It can affect clarity just like an inclusion inside the diamond. But, a cavity has a more negative impact on the value of the stone since the cavity can turn dark with accumulated grime of everyday wear.Diamond wedding rings

  3. While a few people could never wear a frog ring, there are other people who might locate this a fun, yet valuable, bit of gems. Wedding rings