Astronomers discover a planet that can support life

planet that can support life

?In case we ever destroy our little blue planet, we might have options, thanks to the discovery of what astronomers are calling a planet capable of supporting life. The discovery of Gliese 667Cc is being touted as the “holy grail” because it falls within a “habitable zone,” meaning, like Earth, it’s not too close or too far away from the star it orbits, and instead is the perfect distance.

Astronomers estimate the planet is four-and -a-half times bigger than Earth and is a quick 22 light years away. But, considering the space shuttle traveled at a sluggish 17,500 mph, we might need a quicker ride if we hope to get there anytime soon.

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