First “Goldilocks” Exoplanet Discovered by NASA-funded Researchers


A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet orbiting a nearby star, Gliese 581, at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star’s “habitable zone.” This would be the most Earth-like exoplanet and the first truly habitable one yet discovered. The research was supported by grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. “Goldilocks” refers to an exoplanet whose temperatures are “not too cold, not too hot, but just right” to maintain water and support Earth-like life.

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  1. @roidroid Alright, If i never read or saw the numerous documents, videos, eye witness accounts on the subject. Had i never saw any of that, i'd have a hard time believing something i couldn't verify.
    No matter what it is that i am reading or researching at a given moment, i look long and hard at both sides then i form my opinion. Key word "opinion".
    It seems your the one who needs to satisfy your own theories using sarcasm and ridicule in the comment section of a video.

  2. @LFCsoldier So it's not possible that the eye witness accounts are over-imagined, the documents are wrong, and the videos are explainable via less amazing phenomena?

    Coz it sounds very possible to me.

  3. @roidroid It's possible but not probable. Too much "credible" information out there. The bible is possible too.
    If i am wrong, i'll admit it. But if i'm right, we are all in a heap of shit! You included.
    I see you just like to argue, so i'm not going to reply anymore. Take care and for all our sake, i hope i'm wrong!

  4. 20 lightyears away doesn't seem that far in the grand scheme of things. However we as a species don't have a way to travel at that speed or faster. So the idea of a probe or rover explorer is all but impossible let alone getting a manned mission to that distance. I for one call bullshit.

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