About the Image
- NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
About the Object
- Nebula > Type > Interstellar Medium
Diamonds in Space
This artist's concept shows a multitude of tiny diamonds next to a hot star. Diamonds are abundant in space, but they are tiny - about 25000 times smaller than a grain of sand. Astronomers believe that these tiny particles could provide valuable insights into how carbon-rich molecules, the basis of life on Earth, develop in the cosmos.
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