Random Thoughts on the Universe

Friday, October 01, 2010

A New Earth?

There is an interesting new result from the astronomy community. It seems that they have found a planet about 20 million lightyears away that is in the perfect zone in its system so that it could have liquid water and temperatures that support life.

Considering that only fifteen years ago there were no known planets outside of our system, this is quite an accomplishment. Of course it doesn't guarantee that it has life on it, but it is perhaps the best candidate yet.

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