Two pieces of news from a few blocks over, galactically speaking:

First, just 16 light-years away from us, a potentially habitable "super-Earth." Gliese 832, which is half the size of our sun, is located in the constellation Grus. You can learn more about it at

The other thing that turned up last week, a little farther down the road - 900 light-years away - was a diamond that was really big. No, really, really big. How big? As big as Earth.