One of the things I’m most fascinated with is the possibility of life on other planets. I just can’t believe that we’re the only ones spinning through space. The universe is just too vast, the opportunities for other life too abundant.
Which is why I was so excited to read this article in the Guardian about a new exoplanet that had been found outside our solar system.
New planets are discovered somewhat frequently. What makes this one special is that it’s in what astronomers call “the Goldilocks Zone”, an area with a just-right temperature for liquid water, something that’s would be necessary to support Earth-like life.
The new planet is 37 light-tears from Earth. NASA has also identified over 50 other planets that could support life, but they haven’t been investigated fully yet.
Still, that’s a lot of possibility.