New Planet Discovered 2010

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Goldilocks Planet Just Right for Life?

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a planet in the Goldilocks zone that may be perfect for life.

With perfect temperatures that aren’t too cold or hot, this amazing new planet named Gliese 581, is comparable to Earth.

In fact, astronomers state that Gliese 58 may be perfect to support life forms of all types.

Furthermore, with this amazing discovery, astronomers note that the gravity and atmosphere are perfect on this Goldilocks planet as well.

R. Paul Butler who is from the Carnegie Institution of Washington is the co-discoverer of this new planet. He claims that, “This really is the first Goldilocks planet.” It is stated that over 500 other planets have been discoverd in the years, but this particular planet unlike the others is the first to be found located right in the middle of what scientists call the habitable zone.

This planet may indeed support life. Scientists now are looking further into the possibility that we may not be alone; other life forms could actually exist.

Jim Kasting of Penn State University states that “This is the first one I’m truly excited about,” also claiming that this new discovery is “pretty prime candidate” for the possibility of harboring life.

While the details concerning this planet are not certain at this point, scientists believe that this new planet does contain liquid water. With that being said, it is almost 100 percent certain that life forms of some sort are on this new planet.

New Planet Discovered 2010

New Planet Discovered 2010

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