Astronomers have identified what is quite possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever discovered. Its carbon has cooled to a point that it has crystallized, creating what is essentially a “diamond” in space that is roughly the size of earth. UNC-CH graduate student Bart Dunlap contributed to the research that led to this finding.

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Image credit: B. Saxton.

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