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    10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - If anyone's ever promised you the sun, the moon and the stars, tell 'em you'll settle for BPM 37093.

    The heart of that burned-out star with the no-nonsense name is a sparkling diamond that weighs a staggering 10 billion trillion trillion carats. That's one followed by 34 zeros.

    The hunk of celestial bling is an estimated 2,500 miles across, said Travis Metcalfe, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

    "You would need a jeweler's loupe the size of the sun to grade this diamond," said Metcalfe, who led the team that discovered the gem.

    The diamond is a massive chunk of crystallized carbon that lies about 300 trillion miles from Earth, in the constellation Centaurus.

    The galaxy's largest diamond is formally known as a white dwarf, or the hot core of a dead sun.

    Astronomers have suspected for decades that white dwarfs crystallized, but only recently were able to verify the hypothesis.

    A paper detailing the discovery has been submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters for publication.

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    I knew I should have bought my wife a star for Valentine's...

    Maybe one day they'll discover that the moon is made of cheese

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    where whould you get a setting for it....even in texas
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    I'll go and get this huge diamond for MsMittens

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    Originally posted here by MemorY
    I'll go and get this huge diamond for MsMittens
    Oh! I'm soooo looking forwar to MsMittens answer on that one!
    -Simon \"SDK\"

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