Goldilocks zone

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Scientists Find Deadline for Evacuating Earth

Relax, we have between 1.75B and 3.25B years until this place is too hot to live

(Newser) - If you think climate change is scary now, wait a couple billion years. In a new study, scientists estimate that the rising temperatures will make the Earth completely uninhabitable within 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years, the Guardian reports. And it has nothing to do with carbon emissions.... More »

Scientists ID 'Habitable' Exoplanet

New model suggests Gliese 581D a likely candidate for life

(Newser) - A new computer climate model has turned up the strongest evidence yet that a planet in the Gliese system is capable of sustaining life, the Telegraph reports. Researchers believe Gliese 581d, which orbits a red dwarf 20 light years away, not only exists in the "Goldilocks zone" where water... More »

Earth-Like Planet Could Sustain Life

Scientists claim major breakthrough in search for extraterrestrial life

(Newser) - Astronomers have discovered a planet that can sustain liquid water, the prerequisite for life as we understand it. Named Gliese 581 C, the new planet orbits a red dwarf star in what's called the "Goldilocks zone"—not so close that water melts, and not so far that it... More »

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