Gliese 581 G New Planet – Goldilocks
Gliese 581 G New Planet – Goldilocks – Scientists have discovered a new planet Gliese 581 G that might be just right to support life. It is not known if life currently exists on the planet, but from the outside it appears to have a similar concentration of both land and liquid water to Earth.
Unfortunately, the planet does not rotate, and instead only revolves around the nearest star. It is not too hot or not too cold in some areas of the planet, but because it does not rotate one side of the planet is always baking in the light while the other side is completely covered in darkness.
Astronomers believe that if life were to exist on the planet, it would exist along the border where the temperatures are not too extreme. Essentially, anything that lives there would always be in a sunrise or sunset, depending on whether the glass was half empty or half full.
Dubbed the “goldilocks” planet, it is believed that the planet could potentially support life, even human life, one day.Of course, astronomers have jumped the gun before and declared a planet habitable only to find out that it is not so much so.
Just because the planet could potentially support life does not mean that it would be intelligent at all. In fact, it could be limited to single cell organisms that were seen in the early days of earth. While nothing is certain at this time, the “Goldilocks” planet is our current best hope for finding life somewhere else other than here.
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