Monday, December 5, 2011

Goldilocks Found

NASA has discovered a planet "Kepler-22" in the "Goldilocks" zone, or the zone in an orbit that is hospitable to life.

In this zone, the possibility of water and life supporting temperatures can exist.  This is the zone where the planet Earth resides at in the Solar System.

This is exciting news; however the planet is 600 light years away which is about 3,527,175,223,910,164.5 Miles away from Earth.  






Needless to say, the planet is not 10 hours away.  Even with Captain Picard's fictional Starship Enterprise or Admiral Janeway's Voyager, it will take a while to get there.  


That is the sad part about Astronomy.  We learn so much, we observe so much, but most likely we will never be able to go to the places we find or observe.


God show us how to do it please! :)  










Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-telescope-confirms-alien-planet-habitable-zone-162005358.html

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