World’s Largest Diamond Is Discovered in Africa
2004: World’s Largest Diamond Is a New Discovery in Diamond Industry
Forget about intelligent life, the last frontier may be the universe’s most unexpected diamond rough supplier.
Space scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have found the biggest known diamond in the universe--a 10 billion-trillion-trillion carat gem
About 8 light years away from Earth, astrophysicists found the massive rock—appropriately, on Valentines Day. It is actually a piece of crystallized carbon at the center of a dwarf star.
To put the discovery in perspective, consider this: Earth’s largest diamond is the Star of Africa, the gem of the British crown jewels. It is 530 carats. Add about 34 zeros to that number, and that is the weight of this space diamond.