Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WEIRD: Twinkle, Twinkle

Recently, tests have proven the existence of the largest diamond known to man. It was discovered several years ago, but its composition was still somewhat inconclusive. But now, it’s confirmed. It’s a diamond.

And it’s big.

It’s about 2,500 miles in diameter (United States-ish) and fifty light years away.

So once again, child-like philosophy proves true:

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky


WhitneySkyWalker said...

Cool! How does that work?

Abbie said...

Oh and did you hear there might be moss on Mars???!!! I'm about to win that bet we have. I'll let you know. What were the stakes again?

Abbie said...

Oooooo and you added a blog list! Check you out!

John said...

250,000 miles is a lot-lot-lot bigger than United States-ish. That's more like the distance from Earth to the moon. There are stars with smaller diameters.

AlmostBruce said...

I got carried away with the zeroes. I changed the details to the correct numbers--including the distance, which is fifty light years rather than just ten light years. I hope this distance error did not mess up anybody's plans.