I’m going to go ahead and address the first question that I assume is on your mind, which is, no, I have not at long last suffered a crippling break with reality that’s caused me to start thinking that hit Beatles songs are the news stories of the day. There is, in fact, a diamond planet. They just found it. Really.

So now that that’s out of the way, of course we’re all wondering who will be the first to try to mine this heavenly body. This is not to say that I know whether it’s possible to mine or not, or indeed, whether anyone knows it, but I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking, “hey, that’s a big rock.”

All that remains to be seen is who will attempt to ruin it before anyone else.