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Remarkable white dwarf star possibly coldest, dimmest ever detected

June 23, 2014

artist impression of a white dwarf star in orbit A team of astronomers has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming--in effect--an Earth-size diamond in space. Full Story

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