Posted from The Citrus Report
This is when you know you have a bunch of nerds deciding galaxy names. There is something called “Goldilocks zone” of space. And a new planet in, Gliese 581g, in ‘Goldilocks zone’ of space where “liquid water could exist is strong contender for a habitable world.” Only 20 light years away!
Actually, this is pretty damn cool. And why is it cool? UC Santa Cruz is a lead source on what to make of the find. “Our findings offer a very compelling case for a potentially habitable planet,” said Steven Vogt, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “The fact that we were able to detect this planet so quickly and so nearby tells us that planets like this must be really common.”