White dwarf star that looks like diamond identified

June 24, 2014 8:58 AM

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White dwarf star that looks like diamond identified

Washington, June 24 (ANI): A team of astronomers, using multiple telescopes, have identified a faint white dwarf star that looks like diamond.

White dwarfs are the extremely dense end states of stars like our Sun: after their nuclear fuel is exhausted, they collapse from the size of a star (about 1,000,000 miles across) to the size of the Earth (7,000 miles across).

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