August 21, 2012

Gliese 581g Is Perfect for Life, If Planet Exists

Dennis Overbye, New York Times


AP Photo

What ever happened to the Goldilocks planet?

It was big news back in September 2010 when a group led by Steven S. Vogt of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and R. Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution for Science said they had discovered a small planet circling a small red star in the constellation Libra, at a distance smack in the middle of the so-called Goldilocks zone — that “just right” region where water on the surface is possible.

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TAGGED: Extraterrestrial Life, Exoplanet, Gliese 581g

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