For a Free Scotland
Super-earth exoplanet found that could support life | Science | guardian.co.ukAstronomers say they have found a second planet outside our solar system which is the right distance from its star to potentially support life. But any possible inhabitants would have to have a taste for an environment that felt like a hot steam bath.
European astronomers announced the discovery of a total of 50 planets outside our solar system. Among these was one which lies in the 'Goldilocks zone' - an area which is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water, an essential for Earth-like life, to be present.
This is only the second time we have found a planet in the likely 'habitable zone' outside our solar system.