Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Planet Like Earth Discovered, Gliese 581G (Goldilocks)

A New Planet like earth discovered, Gliese 581G is in the Goldilocks zone. What does this mean? It means that it's the right distance from the star it orbits, a red dwarf similar to our own sun, to support life. Although we aren't certain if intelligent lifeforms exist on Gliese 581G, it's the first time we've found such a planet which has these properties.

Although the planet could support life, no one alive today will see it. It's 20 light years from earth, meaning that the light from the planet takes 20 years to reach earth. To travel there would take hundreds of years using the best technologies currently available.

Gliese 581G is an exciting discovery. Many people have been buzzing about it for days, as it's really something novel.

Scientists will look at the new planet discovered like earth. Right now, it's not certain if it's made of rock, ice, or even mostly gas. There's no guarantee that this discovery in the elusive "Goldilocks zone" the New planet like earth Gliese 581g even supports life. Hopefully, we find out in my lifetime because I'd really like to know.


  1. Collette Marie GallegosOctober 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    This is definitely the new begining to many more discoveries including the missing elements for making gold!! The begining to new species and dominating evolution processes, and so much more not yet defined!!

  2. I hope we hurry and find a solution now so that our children's children's children will be able to fend for themselves on a new world and life for humans will still be around.


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