Astronomers discovered the largest diamond of all times in space. The weight of the precious stone reportedly makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats (or five million trillion trillion pounds).
The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter.
The stone is located at a distance of 50 light years from Earth, in the Constellation Centaurus.
Scientists believe that the diamond is the heart of an extinct star that used to shine like the Sun.
The giant diamond has been affectionately named “Lucy” as a tribute to the Beatle’s song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.
The cosmic stone completely outclasses all diamonds that have ever been found on Earth. The largest diamond weighing 546 carats was found in South African Republic.
Unfortunately, nobody will be able to lay his/her hands on the biggest ever diamond found floating in space.