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Gliese 581g is located in its star’s “Goldilocks zone” – a zone in space where temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water.

I really like it when scientists make the explanations their findings easier to understand for us mere mortals with an average IQ.  Of course I am referring to the finding of Gilese 581G, a planet found in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone.

It is a very clear and understandable description but I would be wary of packing my rucksack and boarding a flight to the planet because you know what happened to Goldilocks!  Imagine a large colony of Earthlings settling down to sleep in the most comfortable beds available snoring in contentment when they are woken up by the original big burly inhabitants of the planet.

The Three Bears were not very pleased that Goldilocks broke into their property, broke their furniture, contaminated and ate their food and to top it all tried their beds for size before settling for Baby Bear’s bed.  What if there were other life forms already on the planet who didn’t want squatters thank you very much!  If the planet does have the perfect conditions for life, it is highly likely that life already exits there.

   Gliese 581 g

Here is a picture from the BBC site showing an artist’s impression of the planet and its parent star.

Also who would be in charge of the planet – I think it would be the Downing Street cat – I saw it being let into Ten Downing Street last night during a news report by the BBC.  I can’t remember what the report was about but I will never forget the cat.  Talking about cats and physics could lead us to a discussion about Schrödinger’s cat, but at this moment in time I don’t quite understand the theory yet but I won’t try the experiment as I don’t want to kill my cat Poppy.


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