A ‘Goldilocks’ world?

A distant Earth-sized planet may have the right conditions for life

By Stephen Ornes, 09:31 AM May 8, 2014

Astronomers have spotted an exoplanet that looks a lot like home. Slightly larger than Earth, this distant, alien world could have liquid water, scientists say. That’s important because water is a key ingredient for life.

It's too soon to know if E.T. can call this planet home, and people will not be visiting any time soon. The planet orbits a star so far away that light, the fastest traveler in the universe, takes nearly 500 years to zip between that star and Earth. So the fastest spacecraft ...

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