Remarkable White Dwarf Star Possibly Coldest, Dimmest Ever Detected
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.
“It’s a really remarkable object,” said David Kaplan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “These things should be out there, but because they are so dim they are very hard to find.”
Read the full press release from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Last Updated: June 23, 2014 - 2:30pm