Goldilocks Planet

Could the Newly Discovered “Goldilocks Planet” Sustain Life?

The latest Planet found out this year 2010 is called Gliese 581g aka Goldilocks Planet.  Among the planets in our solar system, our planet Earth is merely one which is able to maintain life. Scientists have been discovering the universe for fairly several times at present in look for a new planet which can sustain life. One of the mainly studied planets is the red planet recognized as Mars for the reason of the probable occurrence of water. On the other hand, based on more researches, the need of a magnetosphere and its tremendously slim atmosphere pose huge confront to sustainability of life.

Goldilocks Planet

A new research performed by a group of planet seekers from the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington guided to the detection of a latest planet utilizing the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Therefore, the latest answers are based on 11 years of examinations of the close at hand red dwarf star Gliese 581. Gliese 581 is to be found 20 light years away from Earth in the group Libra.

The latest planet revealed is situated in the Gliese 581 star system, in the alleged “Goldilocks zone” or an area where planets can sustain liquid water on their outside.  Therefore, the latest planet revealed was called “Gliese 581g” or the “Goldilocks Planet”. Allegedly, this latest planet has a mass of three to four times that of Earth and orbits its star in just under 37 days.

There is appealing information concerning this recently revealed planet called Gliese 581g. Because it is tidally safe to the Gliese 581 dwarf star, one area of the planet is all the time in front of the star and is in continuous daytime, at the same time as the side facing away from the star is in continuous darkness.