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What Is A Goldilocks Zone? Discover This And More Fascinating Facts About Space

By now, we know that the universe is too large for our tiny primate brains to comprehend. Some areas are so far away that it would take millions of years for us to reach them. This leads us to the question: ours can’t be the only planet capable of sustaining life, right? There is no concrete proof that life exists elsewhere, but the consensus is that it is not unlikely. In fact, most solar systems have a sweet spot called “The Goldilocks Zone,” where conditions are prime for it to develop. What are its characteristics? Do we know about any other planets located within them? Read on to find out!

What is it?

First, let’s begin by defining what “The Goldilocks Zone” is. It is the area within a solar system that is sufficiently close to its star so that water doesn’t automatically freeze but is far away enough for it not to be turned into vapor instantly.

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Who knew that liquid-state water was such an essential ingredient for life? Obviously, the Earth is within this sweet spot, so we have oceans, rivers, and lakes. However, there is no reason to believe that the same conditions cannot be met in another galaxy.

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