Astronomers have found a planet that fits the so-called Goldilocks Zone, fitting nicely in what is determined to be the habitable zone. Not too big or too small for the surface, gravity and atmosphere. Conditions seem good for liquid water. And it’s only 120 trillion light years away!
OK, we knew this would be this case for some planet. What I really want to know is why they named the zone Goldilocks? I know, I know, the zone has really great porridge. But Goldilocks herself was a lazy, thieving little bitch.
- Possible earthlike planet found in the Goldilocks zone of a nearby star! (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- How Excited Should We Be About the New “Goldilocks” Exoplanet? | 80beats (blogs.discovermagazine.com)